Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a corporation, and Robin Hood Holdings Limited, a limited liability company, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a corporation, and Robin Hood Holdings Limited, a limited liability company
FTC Matter/File Number:

091 0116

Docket Number:

C-4276

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Commission challenged that Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s acquisition of Robin Hood Holdings Limited, owner of Arrow Pharmaceuticals, would have harmed consumers by eliminating future competition for important generic drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease (cabergoline) and the side effects of chemotherapy (dronabinol). The Commission’s order requires the firms to sell assets related to the two drugs to FTC-approved buyers and to ensure the acquirers have the means to compete effectively in the future.

There is a related federal proceeding and two related administrative proceedings: