Buyers Win Cert. In Ranbaxy Generic-Drug Antitrust Case

By Matthew Perlman (May 14, 2021, 9:41 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal court on Friday certified classes for two groups of buyers accusing Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals of delaying generic versions of three different drugs by manipulating the regulatory approval system.

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton issued an order granting class certification requests from direct purchasers, including drug wholesalers, and from end-payors, such as health care plans that indirectly paid for the treatments. The order certified separate classes for both groups of buyers covering each drug involved in the case — anti-AIDS drug Valcyte, high blood pressure drug Diovan and reflux medication Nexium.

In arguing against the direct purchaser's certification bid, Ranbaxy...

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