Merck Sues Canadian Online Pharmacies Over Zocor Sales

Law360, New York (April 12, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an attempt to crack down on fast-growing cross-border sales of prescription drugs to U.S. consumers, drug maker Merck & Co. has filed a series of lawsuits against Canadian online pharmacies that ship Apotex’ generic version of Zocor south of the border.

The lawsuits, filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accuse the online drug vendors of patent and trademark infringement, trademark dilution and unfair competition, as well as injury to Merck’s business reputation under New York state...
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