Eli Lilly Says HHS Trying To Foil Case Over Drug Discounts

By Adam Lidgett (May 24, 2021, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Eli Lilly and Co. says that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shouldn't be able to punish it for not offering drug discounts to pharmacies that contract with hospitals in low-income areas, saying the government is trying to find a way around a legal challenge launched by the drugmaker. 

On Thursday, Eli Lilly asked an Indiana federal court for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order against HHS, seeking to bar the government from imposing any penalties on the company if it doesn't immediately start offering those discounts to certain pharmacies. Eli Lilly said that the government sent a letter...

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