Astellas Sued Over Efforts To Block Generic Prograf

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 11:44 PM EST) -- The owners of a retail drug chain filed an antitrust class action Tuesday accusing Astellas Pharma US Inc. of abusing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug approval process to delay a generic version of Prograf and corner the market for the immunosuppressant.

Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts claiming Astellas violated the Sherman Act by illegally maintaining a monopoly in the market for Prograf and charging supracompetitive prices for the drug.

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