Via America’s Lawyer: The generic drug cartel in America is beginning to face justice. Mike Papantonio explain more.


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Finally tonight, some good news. The generic drug cartel in America is beginning to face justice, finally, as the DOJ has started to crack down on price gouging and collusion between these drug makers, they’re all working together to inflate prices. We’ve known that, but finally, we’re seeing the DOJ actually do something about it. Last week, the DOJ filed charges against generic drug maker, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals for conspiring to fix drug prices and keep them artificially high for American patients. For years, reporters have been writing about the collusion and price fixing taken place between generic drug makers in America. But the justice department has been slowed to bring charges against these companies and we know why because it’s political influence. It’s money that they’ve spread around.

But now the public is hyper-focused on the cost of prescription drugs. It’s become an issue that can’t be ignored any more by the department of justice or the white house or Congress. Glenmark isn’t alone in their scheme to keep their prices high and they certainly aren’t going to be the only company that the DOJ files charges against. But if the DOJ really wanted to do something to stop the price gouging, they’d be looking to name brand drugs and the big pharma giants who’ve been ripping off consumers for decades, just because they can, because they can get away with it because nobody goes to jail because they don’t look like criminals. They look like businessmen and we treat them differently.

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Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.