Pharma

Office of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong / Twitter

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong wants to hold several generic drug manufacturers accountable for fixing the price of more than 100 drugs.

Gene J. Puskar / Bill Sikes / AP

Two Connecticut-based health insurance companies are rushing into the pharmacy business. Hartford-based Aetna said in December it would merge with CVS, and Bloomfield-based Cigna said this month that it would buy Express Scripts. A recent SEC filing signals a haste to reform how and where people buy not just medicine, but healthcare in general.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo wants state lawmakers to pass a bill to require transparency in prescription drug pricing. He says it would help prevent out-of-control drug price increases, like what happened with the EpiPen injection a couple of years ago. The legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee held a hearing on the bill on Tuesday.

AG Jepsen Seeks To Expand Pharma Price Fixing Lawsuit

Oct 31, 2017
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is leading a 46-state coalition that is suing six drug manufacturers for alleged price fixing. Jepsen now wants to triple the number of pharmaceutical companies named in the lawsuit.  

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

A coalition of Connecticut cities and towns are looking into suing pharmaceutical companies to hold them liable for their costs in responding to the opioid crisis.

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