GSK, Teva Say Lamictal Deal Doesn't Break Antitrust Law

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT) -- GlaxoSmithKline LLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. urged a New Jersey federal judge Friday to dismiss claims by indirect purchasers of GSK's epilepsy drug Lamictal accusing the companies of entering a pay-for-delay settlement that was unlawful and anti-competitive.

The drugmakers said their deal, settling a patent infringement suit GSK filed against Teva over its attempt to produce a generic form of the anti-seizure medication, did not run afoul of antitrust laws because, contrary to the indirect purchasers' allegations, the settlement included no "reverse payment" from the...
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