FOUR BIG CHAINS SUE DRUGMAKERS ON PRICE

CINCINNATI -- Four of the country's largest supermarket retailers have filed a lawsuit alleging unfair price discrimination against 16 major pharmaceutical manufacturers and a large mail-order drug prescription company.Kroger Co., Cincinnati; Albertson's, Boise, Idaho; Safeway, Oakland, Calif., and Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif., filed their suit Feb. 14 in Federal District Court here in an action similar

CINCINNATI -- Four of the country's largest supermarket retailers have filed a lawsuit alleging unfair price discrimination against 16 major pharmaceutical manufacturers and a large mail-order drug prescription company.

Kroger Co., Cincinnati; Albertson's, Boise, Idaho; Safeway, Oakland, Calif., and Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif., filed their suit Feb. 14 in Federal District Court here in an action similar to one taken by major drug store chains on Oct. 14, 1993.

The supermarkets'

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