Ga. Medicaid Program Must Buy Brand-Name Makena: Judge

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A federal judge Thursday ordered Georgia’s Medicaid department to cover bankrupt KV Pharmaceutical Co.’s prenatal medicine Makena despite its relatively high cost, saying the agency’s preference for generics that lack U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval makes regulatory review of drug safety pointless.

U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. acknowledged his preliminary injunction would mean a “drastic cost increase” for taxpayers, as Makena has been priced as high as $1,500 per injection and is now sold for about half that amount, compared with $20 or...
To view the full article, register now.




Case Information

Case Title

Lumara Health, Inc. et al v. Reese et al

Case Number



Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


Charles A. Pannell, Jr

Date Filed

July 17, 2012

Law Firms


Government Agencies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.