DOJ Official Says Reverse Payments Not Illegal

Law360, New York (April 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A top Department of Justice official said Wednesday that the agency disagreed with the stance the Federal Trade Commission has taken against reverse payments.

David L. Meyer, a deputy assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, told reporters after participating in a panel at the American Bar Association’s spring meeting that the payments shouldn’t be considered illegal.

“That is not the Department of Justice’s position,” Meyer said, according to Dow Jones.

Meyer's comment came in response to a question about his opinion on the Tamoxifen...
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