HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Sunday, January 23, 2005

FTC Settlements with Pharm Companies

The FTC's Bureau of Competition recently posted summaries of its FY 2004 settlements with pharmaceutical companies.  Among the highlights:

1) 19 of the 22 agreements filed in FY 2004 involved agreements between brand and generic manufacturers, with the remainder occurring between two generic manufacturers;
2) 14 of these 19 agreements resolved patent infringement litigation between brand and generic manufacturers; and
3) no settlement included a payment from the brand to the generic manufacturer in exchange for the generic’s agreement not to market its product.


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