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AWP Case Swells As Judge Certifies Another Class

Law360 (March 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has certified another class in a suit that accuses pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Corp. of conspiring to raise the average wholesale price for hundreds of prescription drugs.

The plaintiffs' attorneys say the case could become the largest class actions in the U.S., with estimated damages of more than $5 billion for one class alone.

Judge Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday certified a class of third-party payers with respect to damages, though not to the...
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