Judge Allows Drug Battle Over TriCor To Proceed

Law360, New York (June 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the latest in a long-running battle between pharmaceutical companies over generic versions of the cholesterol drug TriCor, a judge has ruled that a pending antitrust case against Abbott Laboratories can proceed.

Attorneys for Abbott Laboratories and Fournier Industrie et Sante asked Judge Kent Jordan to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that they manipulated antitrust laws to keep a generic equivalent of TriCor, or Fenofibrate, off the market.

Abbott markets TriCor in the U.S. for French drug maker Fournier.

Jordan dismissed the drug companies' arguments in a...
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