Anne Arundel County gets settlement in prescription case

The Anne Arundel County government is getting more than $300,000 as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit over prescription drug pricing.

Anne Arundel's portion of the $82 million settlement is $365,886.26 and will go into the county's health insurance fund, which handles all of the health insurance benefits for county employees and retirees, county officials said.

The federal class-action lawsuit alleged that a drug wholesaler and a company that publishes drug data conspired to drive up the wholesale price of certain drugs, according to the county. The county joined the lawsuit in February 2012.

Awards from the settlement in the case, called McKesson Governmental Entities Average Wholesale Price Litigation, were made July 12, according to a law firm overseeing the payments.