Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says
the state has been awarded $38.2 million in a Medicaid drug-pricing
Hood says a judge found that a pharmaceutical company, Sandoz
Inc., inflated the average wholesale prices for its generic drugs.
In a news release Tuesday, 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,
will 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.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.