Lynn Fitch, Mississippi Attorney General (Rogelio V. Solis/AP Images)

Mis­sis­sip­pi sues Eli Lil­ly, Sanofi and No­vo over in­sulin prices as in­ter­change­able biosim­i­lars may ar­rive soon

Mis­sis­sip­pi At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Lynn Fitch last week sued the top three in­sulin man­u­fac­tur­ers, which col­lec­tive­ly cov­er al­most the en­tire US in­sulin mar­ket, al­leg­ing that they’ve col­lud­ed to raise their prices in lock­step, and in some cas­es by more than 1,000% for drugs that are decades old.

“Be­cause of Man­u­fac­tur­er De­fen­dants’ col­lu­sive price in­creas­es, near­ly a cen­tu­ry af­ter the dis­cov­ery of in­sulin, di­a­betes med­ica­tions have be­come un­af­ford­able for many di­a­bet­ics,” the law­suit says.

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