Home » NEWS » Health » State wins drug-pricing lawsuit against Sandoz

State wins drug-pricing lawsuit against Sandoz

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the state has been awarded $38.2 million in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit.

Hood says a judge found that a pharmaceutical company, Sandoz Inc., inflated the average wholesale prices for its generic drugs.

In a news release yesterday, Hood says the inflated number caused Mississippi Medicaid to lose money by paying pharmacies too much.

Calls to a Mississippi attorney for Sandoz were not immediately returned. It wasn’t clear whether the company, based in Germany, would appeal the ruling.

The case was decided by Thomas Zebert, acting as a special chancery judge in Rankin County.

Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove represented Mississippi as a private attorney in the lawsuit, filed years after he left office in 2004. Hood’s office says Musgrove’s fees haven’t been determined.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *