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If You Are a Third Party Payor That Reimbursed for
Wellbutrin SR or its Generic
A Proposed Class Action Settlement May Affect Your Rights.

Please note that the NDC List posted on this website has been updated to reflect additional NDC codes (Updated NDC List). If you have already filed your claim, please be sure to review the updated list and amend your claim as needed by filing a new claim inclusive of all NDC Codes.  

 

There is a proposed Settlement of the lawsuit captioned Sheet Metal Workers Local 441 Health & Welfare Plan v. Glaxosmithkline, PLC (04-cv-5898), pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  The lawsuit involves the antidepressant Wellbutrin SR and its AB-rated generic equivalents.

The lawsuit claims that the Defendant, GlaxoSmithKline, violated the federal and state antitrust, consumer fraud, and consumer protection laws.  The Defendant denies these claims and any liability, and has entered into the Settlement solely to avoid the further expense, inconvenience, burden, and uncertainty of litigation.

The Settlement covers a class of Third Party Payors (“TPPs”) that:

  • Paid or reimbursed for 100 mg and/or 150 mg Wellbutrin SR and/or the AB-rated generic equivalents of sustained release bupropion hydrochloride in any form, for purposes other than resale;

The Defendant has entered into a $21.5 million Settlement.  After deducting attorneys’ fees and expenses, service awards to the Class Representatives, and notice and administrative fees, the net fund will be distributed to TPPs who made payments for Wellbutrin SR and/or its AB-rated generic equivalents and who submit a valid claim on time.

The Court will be asked to decide whether to order final approval of the Settlement in this case.

  A Summary of Your Rights and Choices:
Your Legal Rights Are Affected Even If You Do Not Act. 

 You may    Due Date:

 File a Claim

Stay in the lawsuit and file a claim.
This is the only way to receive money from the Settlement.

THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED
However, if you still wish to file a claim, you should do so as soon as possible. Your claim will be marked as “late” and ultimately the court will decide whether or not to accept it as eligible for payment.

 Exclude Yourself

You will receive no benefits, but you will retain any rights you currently have to sue the Defendant about the claims in the case.

 THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED

 Object to the Settlement

Write to the Court explaining why you don't like the Settlement.

 THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED

 Go to the Hearing

Ask to speak in court about your opinion of the Settlement.

THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED

 Do Nothing

You will not receive a payment. You will give up your rights to sue the defendant about the claims in this case.

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For more information concerning the Settlement and your rights, download a copy of the notice on here.  You may also access answers to frequently asked questions here or download important court documents here.  If after review of these materials you still have questions concerning the Settlement, you may contact the Settlement Administrator.  Contact information for the Settlement Administrator and for the attorneys representing the class can be accessed here.

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