October 12, 2017 / 11:54 PM / 8 months ago

AbbVie, Abbott duck Depakote off-label marketing case on appeal

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit accusing AbbVie Inc and Abbott Laboratories of violating federal racketeering laws by promoting the drug Depakote for off-label uses.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed the dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed in 2013 by two healthcare plan sponsors who paid for Depakote that they said was improperly prescribed for their members.

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