Medical News Summary: $80 million settlement won by consumers for overpriced blood pressure medication


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About: $80 million settlement won by consumers for overpriced blood pressure medication
Date: 10 January 2005
Source: Detroit Free Press
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Detroit Free Press): An $80 million class-action settlement has been won by over 76,000 consumers of the blood pressure medication, Cardizem CD because the manufacturers conspired to prevent a cheaper form of the medication from being marketed. The settlement has been delayed because one woman has objected as she is trying to achieve a higher settlement. If her case is rejected, $25 million will be shared amongst 76,400 consumers, $30 million will go to insurance companies who footed the higher costs and Michigan insurers will receive $1 million.
URL: http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw109819_20050110.htm
Related Disease Topics: High blood pressure, Hypertension

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