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Consumer group sues 8 drugmakers over drug coupons
San Francisco Chronicle

Eight major drugmakers are being sued by a consumer coalition claiming the companies’ popular coupon programs, which lower patient co-payments for hundreds of brand-name prescription medicines, are illegal. Community Catalyst alleges the increasingly common coupons appear to save patients money but increase overall health care costs significantly and violate federal bribery laws by concealing information about the payments from health insurance plans.