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The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop on competition issues related to prescription drug markets. The workshop, titled “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics,” will take place on November 8, 2017 at the FTC’s...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on November 8, 2017 entitled, “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics.” Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb will give the keynote addresses.
The Hatch-Waxman Act, passed by Congress more than 30 years ago, provides a regulatory and judicial framework to expedite generic entry into U.S. prescription drug markets. For many drugs, the Act has succeeded in lowering patent-related barriers to generic drug entry, thereby...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects resulting from Baxter’s proposed $625 million acquisition of Claris’ injectable drugs business.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a sublicense submitted by Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. granting West Therapeutic Development, LLC certain rights to develop and market the specialty drug Synacthen Depot in the United States.Synacthen Depot contains a synthetic version of adrenocorticotropic...
On January 18, 2017, the Commission settled its recent challenge to the 2013 acquisition by Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (subsequently acquired by Mallinckrodt plc) of rights to the drug Synacthen from Novartis AG.
The FTC filed a complaint in federal district court charging Shire ViroPharma Inc. with violating the antitrust laws by abusing government processes to delay generic competition to its branded prescription drug, Vancocin HCl Capsules. The complaint alleges that to maintain its...
The FTC's complaint alleges that Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and several other drug companies violated antitrust laws by using pay-for-delay settlements to block consumers’ access to lower-cost generic versions of Lidoderm.  The agreement not to market an authorized generic – often...
The FTC's administrative complaint against Impax charges that in 2010, Impax and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. illegally agreed that Impax would not compete by marketing a generic version of Endo’s Opana ER until January 2013. In exchange, Endo paid Impax more than $112 million.Endo...
Mallinckrodt ARD Inc., formerly known as Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its parent company, Mallinckrodt plc, have agreed to pay $100 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated the antitrust laws when Questcor acquired the rights to a drug that threatened its...
Mallinckrodt ARD Inc., formerly known as Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its parent company, Mallinckrodt plc, agreed to pay $100 million to settle charges that they violated the antitrust laws when Questcor acquired the rights to a drug that threatened its monopoly in the U.S....
Mylan Inc. agreed to divest the rights and assets related to two generic pharmaceutical products in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $7.2 billion acquisition of Swedish drug maker Meda would be anticompetitive. The FTC order preserves competition in the markets for 250 mg...
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to sell the rights and assets related to 79 pharmaceutical products to settle FTC charges that its proposed $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan plc’s generic pharmaceutical business would be anticompetitive. The remedy requires Teva to...
The FTC filed a complaint in federal district court alleging that Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and several other drug companies violated antitrust laws by using pay-for-delay settlements to block consumers’ access to lower-cost generic versions of Opana ER and Lidoderm with an agreement...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit urging the court to correct four legal errors in a district court’s antitrust analysis of an alleged reverse-payment agreement involving brand-name pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline and...
Brief of the Federal Trade Commission arguing that the district court committed multiple legal errors that should be corrected on appeal. The district court erroneously concluded that a reverse-payment settlement that allowed the underlying patent litigation to continue, while the...
Drug manufacturer Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC agreed to sell the rights and assets for two generic drugs, and relinquish its U.S. marketing rights to a third generic drug, in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $2 billion acquisition of Roxane would likely be anticompetitive....
Generic drug marketer Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC agreed to divest its rights and interests in five generic injectable pharmaceuticals to settle charges that its $5 million acquisition of the rights to various drug products and related assets from Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. would...

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