Appeals Court Affirms Dismissal Of Drug Importation Suit

Law360, New York (December 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit against a slew of pharmaceutical companies that alleged the companies wrongly suppressed the importation of Canadian prescription drugs.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit said Thursday that the lower court was right to dismiss a suit brought by a group of consumers against Pfizer Inc., GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Abbott Laboratories Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. GmbH, Merck & Co. Inc., Novartis AG, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., Eli Lilly & Company...
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