Investigate Gilead Patent Deals, AIDS Activists Urge NY

Law360, New York (August 31, 2017, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Gilead Sciences Inc. entered into pay-for-delay settlements that were likely illegal with companies trying to bring a generic version of its blockbuster HIV treatment and prevention medication Truvada on the market, a group of HIV/AIDS activists have told New York’s attorney general in urging him to launch an investigation.

Seven companies have sought U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a generic version of Truvada and challenged the patents that protect it. Gilead, however, subsequently sued those companies for patent infringement and reached confidential settlements that presumably kept the generics off the market for a set period of time, the Aug....

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