The Law: The $175 Million Rx

For an unknown number of citizens who used Aureomycin or other broad-spectrum antibiotics between 1954 and 1966, Federal Judge Miles Lord has some advice: check your records, take notes, read about one of the longest, largest and most complex series of civil cases in history. People who pay attention to the judge may be able to collect some small share of several million dollars.

The litigation that has now finally reached a climax began 20 years ago when the Federal Government noticed that wholesale prices for tetracycline-based antibiotics were not only surprisingly high but...

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