Rockford sues pharmaceutical company over price of drug

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Officials in Rockford in northern Illinois are suing in federal court a pharmaceutical company they say forced the city to pay $500,000 for a specialty drug by cornering the market and then dramatically increasing its cost. The (Rockford) Register Star reports that Rockford seeks to recover what it calls “inflated drug payments” the city made for a drug to treat two infants.