Impax Ends Acne Drug Pay-For-Delay Suit For $20M

By Chris Villani (March 29, 2018, 11:39 AM EDT) -- Impax Laboratories Inc. on Thursday reached a $20 million midtrial settlement with a class of consumers and insurers, ending a suit in Massachusetts federal court that claimed the lab delayed the launch of a generic acne medicine in exchange for a $40 million payment.

The settlement was revealed in court papers Thursday morning, and is the last in a long line of settlements resolving the litigation, which was first consolidated in Massachusetts in 2014. The suit claimed Impax waited three years to launch its generic version of Solodyn after reaching an agreement in 2008 with Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp, the maker of...

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