Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo wants state lawmakers to pass a bill to require transparency in prescription drug pricing. He says it would help prevent out-of-control drug price increases, like what happened with the EpiPen injection a couple of years ago. The legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee held a hearing on the bill on Tuesday.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is leading a 46-state coalition that is suing six drug manufacturers for alleged price fixing. Jepsen now wants to triple the number of pharmaceutical companies named in the lawsuit.
Connecticut, New York and 18 other states have sued six generic drug companies for price fixing and bid rigging. This week, the U.S. Department of Justice charged two former executives with related felonies.