Monday, February 10, 2020 4:27 PM EST
By SUDHIN THANAWALA, AP
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia city is suing a pharmaceutical company over a medication it says went from $40 to over $39,000. Marietta says in its lawsuit against Mallinckrodt ARD LLC that it has spent more than $2 million on the drug Acthar for one patient covered by its self-funded health plan. It filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Atlanta. In a statement, the company said it has invested more than $600 million in the drug and offers significant discounts to many customers. The drug is used to treat a seizure disorder in babies and acute relapses of multiple sclerosis in adults, among other conditions.