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Mylan, CVS, Express Scripts, Optum Trim EpiPen Price-Gouge Case

April 5, 2022, 7:42 PM

Mylan NV, CVS Health Corp., Cigna Corp., and UnitedHealth Group Inc. affiliates chipped away Tuesday at price-gouging litigation over the EpiPen, a lifesaving allergy treatment, when a federal judge in Minneapolis narrowed the proposed class action.

Judge Eric C. Tostrud tossed or trimmed many of the racketeering and antitrust claims brought by wholesalers in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota over the alleged scheme to inflate the EpiPen’s price through bribes and kickbacks aimed at marginalizing a competing device.

The case is one of two consolidated lawsuits that targeted Mylan and the country’s top ...