End-Payors, Direct Purchasers Get Cert. In Solodyn MDL

Law360, New York (October 16, 2017, 11:22 PM EDT) -- End-payor and direct purchasers' bids for class certification were granted in Massachusetts federal court Monday in the pay-for-delay litigation against drugmakers Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. and Impax Laboratories Inc. over the generic version of Medicis' acne medication Solodyn.

U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper certified a class of direct buyers of the drug, as well as a class of consumers who said Impax and other companies colluded with Medicis to limit Solodyn's competition, in turn keeping the drug's price high.

Judge Casper rejected the drugmakers' argument that direct purchaser class members should be consolidated based on corporate structure in an attempt to show...

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