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Lannett continues to raise prices on older, off-patent drugs by large amounts, despite an inquiry from the Justice Department and an investigation by the Connecticut attorney general, the New York Times informs us. And at an industry conference last week, Lannett chief executive Arthur Bedrosian maintained the price-hike business model is not over. One Wall Street analyst called the company the “last of the pricing Mohicans.”


Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, wants drug side-effect ads that are run by lawyers to include a warning that patients should talk with their doctors before adjusting medication, the Wall Street Journal reports. Along with the American Medical Association and some drug companies, he contends the ads are to blame for patients suffering harm or even dying after dropping treatment.

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