Price of Decades-Old Drug Skyrockets, Georgia City Sues

February 15, 2020

The price of Belcher Pharmaceuticals’ Acthar gel skyrocketed after having been granted orphan status by the Food and Drug Administration, and a city in Georgia is firing back in a new lawsuit that claims the drugmaker is keeping the price artificially high, according to media reports.

According to a STAT report, a 10-vial pack of the treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy surged from about $1,300 to almost $10,000.

The city of Marietta in its lawsuit is accusing the company of “unjust enrichment,” the Associated Press reports.

To read the AP’s write up, click here.

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