Georgia City Sues Alleging 'Unconscionable' Drug Cost
A Georgia city is suing a pharmaceutical company over a medication it says went from $40 to over $39,000. Marietta says in its lawsuit against Mallinckrodt ARD LLC that it has spent more than $2 million on the drug Acthar for one patient covered by its self-funded health plan.
It filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Atlanta. A media representative for Mallinckrodt, Daniel Yunger, said he would reach out to the company for comment. The drug is used to treat a seizure disorder in babies and acute relapses of multiple sclerosis in adults, among other conditions.