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Becton Dickinson Targeted Hospital CEOs: Suit

Law360 (October 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Retractable Technologies Inc. is accusing rival medical technology maker Becton Dickinson and Co. of joining an “anti-competitive, exclusive club” of health care industry vendors and hospital chief executives to exclude other safety needle device manufacturers from the market.

The new claim came as part of Retractable's amended complaint, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which accuses Becton of infringing three patents for safety syringes, and of false advertising and anti-competitive conduct. The amended complaint also adds more details regarding...
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