Plavix Deal Triggers More Antitrust Charges

Law360, New York (April 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Marking the latest swipe in the epic battle over blockbuster blood thinner Plavix, Apotex Corp., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis have been hit with antitrust charges by a New York drug cooperative, just weeks after similar charges were filed by a supermarket operator in the same court.

The suit, filed by Rochester Drug Co-Operative Inc. this week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, charges the trio with engaging in anticompetitive practices by devising a settlement designed to keep...
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