WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers eligible to receive restitution under a settlement that Attorney General Karl A. Racine reached with the maker of the drug Provigil are currently receiving checks in the mail. Attorney General Racine recommends that consumers with questions about the settlement or their restitution checks direct them to the claims administrator via the settlement hotline at 1-877-236-1413 or by sending an email to [email protected].
More than 100 District consumers are eligible for restitution under the $125 million, 48-state settlement, which Attorney General Racine and his counterparts in the other participating states reached in 2016. The settlement ended a multistate investigation into anticompetitive conduct by Provigil’s manufacturer, Cephalon, to protect the monopoly profits it earned from the wakefulness drug. That conduct delayed generic versions of Provigil from entering the market for several years.
a result of the settlement, the District received more than $200,000. District consumers who purchased Provigil directly, without insurance or other assistance, were eligible for restitution under the settlement.