September 16, 2019 / 1:02 PM / 3 months ago

3rd Circuit orders Remicade antitrust lawsuit to arbitration

A drug wholesaler must submit its claims that Johnson & Johnson is illegally suppressing competition for its rheumatoid arthritis treatment Remicade to an arbitrator, a federal appeals court held on Friday.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2018 ruling that allowed Rochester Drug Cooperative Inc to pursue its antitrust claims in federal court in Philadelphia. The lawsuit alleges that J&J and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit have kept the price for Remicade artificially high by coercing insurance companies to deny coverage for less expensive biosimilar versions.

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