Ranbaxy Can't Shake MDL Antitrust Claims As Trial Nears

By Brian Dowling (November 23, 2021, 11:28 AM EST) -- Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. didn't need to ever sell a dose of a drug to have wielded monopoly power over it, a Boston federal judge ruled Monday, rejecting the company's bid for an early win on antitrust claims in the multidistrict suit.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton also snuffed out the plaintiffs' hopes to cement pre-trial wins on important facts of the case.

The antitrust suit, set for a Jan. 10 trial, alleges that Ranbaxy manipulated the Food and Drug Administration's generic drug approval process to ice out competitors from developing generic versions of antiviral drug Valcyte, high blood...

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