Attention Consumers: You May be Able to Join a Class Action Lawsuit on Prescription Drug Prices
The Prescription Access Litigation (PAL) Project (a project of HCFA’s national partner, Community Catalyst and a coalition of which HCFA is a proud member) continues working to make prescription drug prices more affordable for consumers. In June 2005 and February 2006, members of the PAL Coalition filed class action lawsuits against First Databank, Inc. and McKesson Corp, alleging that the companies conspired to raise drug prices by inflating the “Average Wholesale Price” (AWP) of hundreds of drugs. AWP is used to set the retail price of prescription drugs. The case seeks to get reimbursement for consumers and health plans, and to end this type of scheme.
You may be eligible to join this lawsuit if you:
• Had no insurance at any time between 2001 and 2004, and
• Paid for brand-name prescription drugs (not generics) yourself
Or if you paid for brand-name prescription drugs yourself that were not covered by insurance.
To find out if you qualify, please call 617-275-2931 or 866-208-9800 ext. 2931 by October 4th.