Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Crack Down on Mask Price Gouging

ashkan-forouzani-ignxm3E1Rg4-unsplash-200x300As N95 masks appear to remain in short supply, a major supplier of the masks for those working in the healthcare industry has begun taking steps to counteract the rise of companies looking to sell the masks at a significant markup. The N95 mask supplier intends to file several lawsuits in Florida to tackle the issue of fake vendors.

One of the many lawsuits has already been filed in federal district court against a company that allegedly claimed it had access to the masks being supplied by the major company. What’s more, the fraudulent claims were accompanied by the company attempting to sell the masks at a massive markup above the list price.

As last month’s protective mask inventory in Florida fell to concerningly low levels, the Florida Emergency Management Division attempted to sign $500+ million in no-bid purchase orders with dozens of mask vendors, several of which had not received approval to sell N95 masks.

To read more, visit https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/04/17/maker-of-n95-masks-says-its-targeting-floridas-fraudsters-and-profiteers/.

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