Union Fund Hits Reckitt With Suboxone Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A carpenters union prescription fund on Monday hit Reckitt Benckiser Inc. with a putative class action in Pennsylvania federal court alleging the drugmaker created an anti-competitive scheme to keep generic rivals to opiate addiction treatment Suboxone off the market.

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters Employee Benefits Fund, which pays for members' prescription drug purchases, alleges Reckitt created a “product-hopping scheme” by creating a film version of Suboxone and stopping promotion on its older tablet version to thwart other companies from creating generic tablet versions as...
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