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Batesville pharmacy named in lawsuit against drug maker

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BATESVILLE (KATV) - A Batesville pharmacy has been listed as an example in a lawsuit filed in New York that accuses the pharmaceutical company Novartis of providing illegal kickbacks to pharmacies.

The lawsuit claims Bryant's pharmacy, which is owned by the Vice President of the State Board of Pharmacy, Steve Bryant, received more than $650,000 for helping Novartis make more than 5.5 million dollars in sales of the drug Myfortic.

The suit claims Bryant could have provided a generic version of cell-cept to transplant patients, but wanted to keep his kickbacks.

None of the pharmacies in the suit have been claimed as a defendent.