Abbott Tells Relator To Back Up Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (February 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Abbott Laboratories Inc. has asked a federal court to force Ven-A-Care of the Florida Keys Inc. to produce information to back up its allegations that the pharmaceutical company engaged in an illegal price-fixing scheme for wholesale drugs.

Abbott filed a motion on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts to compel Ven-A-Care to produce evidence showing how it knew about Abbott's alleged antitrust scheme.

Ven-A-Care initially filed its qui tam complaint under seal in a Florida federal court in 1995. The case...
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