Alcon Accused Of Selling Big Bottles To Boost Profits

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 5:04 PM EST) -- Eye care company Alcon Laboratories Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Wednesday in Illinois federal court alleging consumers have been wrongly forced to buy bottles of prescription medicine that are far larger than what's needed for effective treatment.

Carmen J. Fields brought the suit on behalf of Illinois residents who purchased anti-inflammatory drug Nevanac or antibacterial medications Moxeza and Vigamox, all of which are packaged in containers that include substantially more liquid than the typical patient ever uses, according to the complaint.

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