FTC Pay-For-Delay Stats Show Androgel Stakes Are High

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 9:48 PM EST) -- Branded pharmaceutical companies and generic-drug makers have inked a record high number of potentially anti-competitive patent settlements over the past fiscal year, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday, underscoring how much is at stake in the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming pay-for-delay case.

The number of so-called pay-for-delay deals, in which branded-drug makers compensate generic-drug companies for delaying market entry to settle Hatch-Waxman Act patent litigation, has been creeping steadily upward since the agency started monitoring the settlements in 2003. But the total of 40 for the...
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