Supplier of radiology medicines accused of anticompetitive behavior

An association of independent nuclear pharmacies in the U.S. has sued Jubilant DraxImage , alleging the supplier engaged in a range of anticompetitive behaviors that boosted prices of drugs and negatively affected patient care, according to STAT. 

Jubilant, a large supplier of radiology medicines, is the sole supplier of two radiopharmaceutical medications, according to the report. The lawsuit claims Jubilant was "abusing its position as sole supplier in the U.S."

Some of the anticompetitive behaviors alleged in the lawsuit include buying rival medications that were subsequently withheld from patients, increasing prices on two drugs between 500 and 1,800 percent, and requiring pharmacies to purchase bundles of its medications. 

The lawsuit was filed by UPPI, a trade organization representing nuclear pharmacies. 

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