August 14, 2019 / 11:31 PM / 11 days ago

Judge certifies Niaspan 'pay-for-delay' class action against AbbVie, Teva

A federal judge on Wednesday certified a class of drug purchasers suing AbbVie Inc and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd over an alleged anticompetitive agreement that delayed the release of a generic version of the cholesterol drug Niaspan.

U.S. District Judge Jan DuBois in Philadelphia rejected arguments by AbbVie and Teva that the direct purchasers -primarily drug wholesale distributors - should be required to litigate their cases on an individual basis.

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