Blood Pressure Med Recalls Cost Us Double, Payers Say

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (January 31, 2019, 5:49 PM EST) -- A third-party health benefit payer is the latest entity to seek economic damages stemming from last year's recalls of contaminated generic blood-pressure medicines, claiming it got stuck with the cost of replacement drugs for its members because the pharmaceutical companies put unsafe products on the market.

The Maine Automobile Dealers Association Inc. Insurance Trust is seeking recovery of the amount it and other third-party payers paid for replacement drugs and associated medical repercussions for their members the entire time the adulterated batches of Valsartan, Irbesartan and Losartan were sold, according to a suit filed Wednesday in New Jersey federal court....

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