Dr. Reddy's Says Amarin Delaying Heart Drug Competition

Law360 (April 28, 2021, 4:38 PM EDT) -- Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc. has said that Amarin Pharma is trying to hinder generic competition of its heart drug Vascepa by cutting deals that keep generic makers from getting their hands on a key ingredient.

In an antitrust suit filed in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday, Dr. Reddy's said that even though it is ready to put its generic version of Vascepa to market, it had to put it off.

That is because Amarin has come up with a way to block generic makers like Dr. Reddy's from accessing the drug's icosapent ethyl active pharmaceutical ingredient, according to the lawsuit....

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