Actavis, Inc. and Warner Chilcott PLC, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Actavis, Inc., a corporation; and Warner Chilcott PLC, a public limited company.
FTC Matter/File Number:

131 0152

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Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Under a settlement, the FTC required Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actavis Inc. to sell the rights and assets to 18 drugs to Sandoz International GmbH and Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and relinquish the manufacturing and marketing rights to three others, to settle charges that Watson’s proposed $5.9 billion acquisition of Actavis would otherwise be anticompetitive.The settlement protects competition in the markets for 21 current and future generic drugs, used to treat a wide range of conditions ranging from hypertension and diabetes to anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).