Cipro Buyers Urge High Court To Rule On Pay-For-Delay

Law360, New York (December 7, 2010, 4:45 PM EST) -- In a highly anticipated petition, a coalition of drug purchasers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a reverse payment patent litigation settlement Bayer AG forged with Barr Laboratories Inc. to delay the release of a generic version of the antibiotic Cipro.

The group of drug purchasers — Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. Inc., Arthur's Drug Store Inc., CVS Pharmacy Inc. and Rite Aid Corp. — asked the high court Tuesday to consider whether a branded drug makers' payment to a rival generic drug...
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