Drug costs Not only does Humana seek to recover damages, it’s looking for a jury trial and triple damages under the Clayton Antitrust Act. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Health insurer Humana has brought suit in Pennsylvania against dozens of drug companies, alleging that they conspired to fix prices for generic drugs such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers and skin treatment.

Investigations are proceeding around the country over similar conduct, according to a report in HealthExec, which also says that Humana seeks to recover damages for the overcharges. Among the companies involved in the suit are Actavis Pharma, Teva Pharmaceutical and Mylan.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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