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Flonase Class Action Settlement

By Matt O’Donnell

 

FlonaseGlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $35 million to settle a class action lawsuit accusing the company of blocking generic versions of Flonase from entering the market. A federal judge preliminarily approved the Flonase class action settlement in January, but the terms of the deal have remained under seal until now.

The Flonase settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit titled In re: Flonase Indirect Antitrust Litigation that claims GSK violated state laws by delaying the availability of generic versions of the nasal allergy spray. Plaintiffs alleged that GSK attempted to monopolize the market by filing sham citizen petitions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to delay the entry of cheaper, generic versions of Flonase into the market. As a result, consumers were injured by paying more for Flonase nasal spray than they would have paid otherwise had less expensive, generic versions of Flonase been available.


GSK denies these claims and any wrongdoing, but has agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement to resolve the allegations.

Class Members of the Flonase settlement include all consumers who purchased Flonase or generic Flonase for personal, family or household consumption in the United States and its territories from May 18, 2004 through March 31, 2009. Class Members also include those who made co-payments or other partial out-of-pocket payments through their health plans.

Class Members that submit a valid Claim Form by the deadline of August 15, 2013 will receive a cash refund from the class action settlement. The amount of this payment will be based on how many people file valid claims, among other factors detailed in the Settlement Notice.

Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the Flonase Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at www.FlonaseSettlement.com. Detailed claim filing instructions can be found in our Open Class Action Lawsuits section.

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Updated March 19th, 2013

 

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25 Comments

  • Lori Ably March 19, 2013

    Id asked for generic but was told it was not available.I had ot stop using it as I was too broke to pay co-pays

  • Lindy March 22, 2013

    I also asked for generic because it was so expensive, but none was available. My doctor prescribed 2 sprays in each nostril, but I would would only do one to try to stretch it.

  • Katherine Aguilar March 25, 2013

    kataguaa@comcast.net

  • john paul higgins March 25, 2013

    I have used Flonase for years, and with three different local doctors, and it ran out or evaporated too fast, and the supply for that and the generic was hardly ever available. My sinuses are still driving me crazy.

  • liz graham March 25, 2013

    i used it and it was god but it seemed to go to fast.

  • liz graham March 25, 2013

    it was good but seemed to go to fast.

  • GREGORY March 26, 2013

    I love how these companies always deny any wrongdoing yet agree to pay millions of dollars so they can settle the dispute. If your innocent you do not agree to pay a penny…. GUILTY AS CHARGED!

  • gwen fos March 27, 2013

    I have used flonase since 2004 and yes it was a hardship on my wallet! Plus evaporate so quickly. When I repeatedly inquired for generis I was informed there was none. This was very de aceitful! I too am a chronic sinus sufferer! These companies need to be STOPPED, NOW!!!

  • MARTHA ESCALET March 27, 2013

    I was using the spray, but never help, I still have one of them, also they evaporated too fast, , my sinus was real so bad, my sinus never was better, was worse.

  • MARTHA ESCALET March 27, 2013

    my husband was using it too, never help him, was finish too fast’

  • rufus brown March 28, 2013

    was told generic was not available

  • martha April 7, 2013

    I used flonase religiously, no generic and like everyone else it evaporates to fast.

  • Meta Jean Frink April 8, 2013

    I was prescribed Flonase and used it extensively between May 19, 2004 and March 31, 2009. At the time it was the only effective spray for my allergies; however, it was never available in generic form. At the time it was
    quite expensive for what you got and seemed to use up
    quickly.
    qv32p

  • Joy April 14, 2013

    The 1st generic I received was dated 10-16-06. Fluticasone – common brand name flonase.

  • Patricia Vogel July 8, 2013

    I have been taking flonase for a couple of years.
    It seemed expensive for the amount i receive which seems like a small amount since i have to use 2 puffs each day for my chronic sinus infections/allergies. I was also told no generic.

  • James S Hester September 26, 2013

    I filed a claim long ago and have not hurd a word on it .has any payments been made ?

  • Big D December 19, 2013

    Has anyone heard anything yet?

  • LindaD March 8, 2014

    I filed all the appropriate paperwork and never heard anything at all!!!!!!! Please help!

  • Jim March 8, 2014

    I had called them in January. The lady said checks would be going out in thirty days. She lied.

    • Mary April 25, 2014

      Jim,
      Can you provide the phone number you called? I, like all the above; filed, and have received no communication. Thanks.

      • Jim April 29, 2014

        I called the phone number listed on the settlement website.

  • Jim April 29, 2014

    It was the phone number for the lawyer in the case listed under contact info on the website.

  • bob June 30, 2014

    the final order and judgement was filed 06/19/2013. they had to file an accounting for distribution on 02/01/2014. if you have not received a check you probably are not going to. it also states any money not allocated to the class will be returned to gsk. looks like everyone got screwed again.

  • jim July 2, 2014

    They say don’t contact the court, but we filed with plenty of proof and have heard nothing. What’s up with that?

  • Brian November 29, 2014

    I received a check for $15 and some change.

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