Top Court Refuses To Hear Pay-For-Delay Challenge

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 12:38 PM EST) -- A flurry of amicus briefs failed Monday to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case challenging the legality of so-called pay-for-delay agreements, in which brand-name drug companies pay generic manufacturers to keep their cheaper drugs off the market.

The nation's top court on Monday denied certiorari to Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co., CVS Pharmacy Inc., Rite Aid Corp. and Arthur's Drug Store Inc., which challenged a patent settlement in which Bayer AG paid generics manufacturer Barr Laboratories Inc. $398 million to delay the launch...
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