Consolidated 3rd-Party Payer Seroquel Case Tossed

Law360, New York (November 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has tossed a consolidated case brought by several union health and welfare benefit funds that claimed they were duped into paying hundreds of millions of dollars for the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel as a result of an allegedly fraudulent marketing campaign orchestrated by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

Judge Anne C. Conway of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida dismissed the consolidated class actions last week, saying the plaintiffs had failed to show a link between the alleged scheme and their economic...
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