McKesson Plotted To Fix Drug Prices, City Claims

Law360, New York (May 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- San Francisco city officials have targeted McKesson Corp. with a lawsuit alleging the medical company conspired to manipulate pharmaceutical drug prices, costing consumers hundreds of millions of dollars.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera and the San Francisco Health Plan, a city-sponsored program that provides health insurance to low-income residents, filed the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

According to the complaint, McKesson was engaged in an elaborate scheme to increase the markup on over 400 prescription drugs, in violation of federal...
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