Kentucky v. Watson (AstraZeneca)


09/29/09 – 10/15/09


Medicaid wholesale pricing (AWP) fraud suit brought by Kentucky's attorney general.

Kentucky claimed that AstraZeneca misstated the wholesale price on its drugs by 20-30%, which cost Kentucky's Medicaid program $16M. The jury awarded $14.7M in damages. Read more at the State Journal.

The case was one of many average wholesale pricing (AWP) suits brought by states attorneys general accusing major drug manufacturers of overcharging Medicaid for prescription medications.

View free video clips from this case:
Plaintiff's Attorney, George Galland's, Closing Statement -- Clip 1
Defense Attorney, Gerson Zweifach's, Closing Statement -- Clip 2
Plaintiff's Attorney, George Galland's, Opening Statement -- Clip 3
Defense Attorney, Gerson Zweifach's, Opening Statement -- Clip 4


Damages: 14,720,000
Punitive Damages:100



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