Adderall Buyers Slam Drugmaker's Class Cert. Objections

By Melissa Lipman (September 14, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT) -- Consumers accusing Shire US Inc. of paying off generic rivals to delay selling cheaper versions of Adderall defended their bid for class certification in the antitrust suit Friday, arguing that under the drugmaker's logic it would be impossible to ever certify a consumer class action over pharmaceuticals.

The plaintiffs have been fighting for class status since June for their claims that Shire inked pay-for-delay settlements in sham patent litigation against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Impax Laboratories Inc. to stave off competition from generic versions of the blockbuster attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug.

The purchasers argued in their latest filing that...

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