FTC Probes King Pharmaceuticals In Antitrust Inquiry

Law360, New York (May 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As part of its investigation into the potential anti-competitive effects of authorized generics of brand-name drugs, the Federal Trade Commission has requested information from King Pharmaceuticals Inc. related to a patent infringement suit against a generic drug maker over the hypertension drug Altace.

The pharmaceutical company said it was cooperating in the matter with the FTC, according to a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Beginning in March, the FTC launched an investigation to determine whether the practice of authorized generics violates antitrust...
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