Steuben County joins national lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies

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BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – Steuben County legislators have unanimously approved joining a nationwide class-action suit against 20 pharmaceutical companies alleging price-fixing, market division, and other antitrust violations related to 15 generic prescription drugs.

The legislators approved retaining counsel to go forward with the lawsuit on the county’s behalf.

Compensation will be paid out of the proceeds of any award decided by the court. Steuben, like many counties in New York, is self-insured for employee health care expenses, and administers a workers’ compensation group for itself and participating municipalities in the county.

The county programs have direct expenses for the 15 generic drugs at the heart of the class-action lawsuit.

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