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Maryland among 36 states suing makers of heroin addiction treatment drug Suboxone for antitrust violations

Maryland among 36 states suing makers of heroin addiction treatment drug Suboxone for antitrust violations

Maryland and 35 other states filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday against the makers of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Pennsylvania, alleges that Reckitt Benckiser, now known as Indivior, and MonoSol Rx conspired to block generic competitors for Suboxone by switching the drug from a tablet to a dissolving film. As a result, consumers have been paying artificially high prices for Suboxone since 2009, when a generic alternative might otherwise have become available.

"The defendants in this case have preyed on a vulnerable population — men and women trying overcome the scourge of opioid...

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