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Conn. Attorney General Launches Anitrust Probe of Purdue

Law360 (January 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- A day after a federal judge found that Purdue Pharma's patents protecting its OxyContin painkiller were invalid because the company deliberately misled the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Connecticut's Attorney General said he would ask other states to join in an antitrust investigation to determine whether Purdue blocked the development of cheaper generic alternatives.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein’s ruling offers strong evidence that the company may have deprived consumers of more affordable alternatives.

Blumenthal, who was already investigating...
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