Mistrial Declared in Drug Overpricing Lawsuit

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial after
jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Alabama's
prescription drug overpricing lawsuit against California-based
Watson Pharmaceuticals.
Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price said Monday jurors
appeared to be hopelessly deadlocked after more than 7 hours of
deliberations. He said he expects the case will be tried with a new
jury in September.
Attorneys for the state claimed Watson cheated the state's
Medicaid program out of $23 million over about 14 years.
The trial was in its fourth week. Jurors had begun deliberations
last week and continued Monday afternoon.

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