March 20, 2019 / 12:23 AM / 4 months ago

AbbVie hit with antitrust lawsuit over Humira 'patent thicket'

AbbVie Inc used a dense web of 100-plus patents to insulate its blockbuster drug Humira from U.S. competition while cutting deals with rivals that delayed the release of cheaper biosimilar versions, according to a proposed antitrust class action lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday in Chicago federal court, accused AbbVie’s of using a so-called “patent thicket” to maintain a monopoly over the $20-billion-a-year drug, which is used to treat arthritis and other diseases and sells in the United States at ever-increasing prices.

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