PHARMACEUTICAL PRICING SUIT IS CERTIFIED AS CLASS ACTION

WASHINGTON -- Retail pharmacies won a procedural victory last month when a federal judge certified their litigation against major pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers over pricing practices as a class action suit.The case, which alleges price fixing, a violation of the federal Sherman Act, was filed on behalf of 60,000 pharmacies, said Michael Freed of Much, Shelist, Freed, Denenberg & Ament,

WASHINGTON -- Retail pharmacies won a procedural victory last month when a federal judge certified their litigation against major pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers over pricing practices as a class action suit.

The case, which alleges price fixing, a violation of the federal Sherman Act, was filed on behalf of 60,000 pharmacies, said Michael Freed of Much, Shelist, Freed, Denenberg & Ament, Chicago, co-lead counsel for the litigation, at a news conference held here. A t

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