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Generic drugmakers accused in Medicaid scheme

Whistleblower suit says three companies scammed the government out of millions

A Chicago pharmacist is suing three generic drugmakers for scheming to overcharge the government by millions of dollars. The U.S. Attorney’s office joined the case on Tuesday.

The suit, brought by pharmacist Bernard Lisitza, claims that New Jersey-based Par Pharmaceutical Cos. and its two foreign sister companies got pharmacies to illegally switch from generic versions of Prozac and Zantac to more expensive versions of the drugs.


Cathleen Flahardy

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