Five Drug Companies Will be Sued For Alleged Overcharging by South Carolina Attorney General

South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is going to file a lawsuit against Abbott, Baxter, Dey L.P., Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane and Schering-Plough, five prescription drug companies for allegedly overcharging Medicaid and the State Health Plan by $40 million.

The companies will be accused of intentionally inflating the average wholesale price of their medications. Medicaid and State Health Plan, which cover 30% of South Carolinians, paid the companies $300 million and $100 million, respectively, for overpriced prescription drugs.

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