ITC Will Review Allergan's Win In Botox Trade Secrets Case

By Dani Kass (September 22, 2020, 8:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission will review the bulk of an administrative law judge's finding that Allergan's rivals should be barred from importing a low-cost version of its Botox treatment because they misappropriated trade secrets.

The ITC on Monday granted Daewoong Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.'s petition, saying it will decide whether the Korean drugmaker misappropriated trade secrets to make its product Jeuveau. Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw's final initial determination from July recommended a 10-year import ban for Daewoong and its U.S. licensee Evolus after finding they used strains of the botulinum neurotoxin bacteria belonging to Allergan's Korean partner Medytox....

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