Ky. Appeals Court Vacates $130M Drug-Pricing Verdicts, Says State Was 'Complicit'

Ky. Appeals Court Vacates $130M Drug-Pricing Verdicts, Says State Was 'Complicit'

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Kentucky appeals court panel on Oct. 12 vacated verdicts totaling more than $130.7 million against two drug makers for publishing inflated average wholesale prices (AWPs), saying the Kentucky Medicaid program was well aware of the practice and was complicit in the scheme (Sandoz Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, ex rel. Jack Conway, et al., No. 2011-CA-000225-MR, AstraZeneca, LP, et al. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, ex rel. Jack Conway, et al., No. 04-CI-01487, Ky. App.).

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