Allergan, NY End Antitrust Fight Over Dementia Drug

Law360, Washington (November 30, 2015, 4:33 PM EST) -- Allergan and New York state have settled an antitrust suit that accused the drugmaker of steering patients away from one of its dementia drugs and toward another to avoid competition with generic versions that were coming to market.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman agreed to end his investigation into last year's decision by Actavis, which has since merged with Allergan, to stop making Namenda IR soon before generic versions of the immediate-release drug were to debut, and to switch patients to its longer-acting Namenda XR, which has no generic competitor on the horizon. Allergan agreed to pay the attorney general...

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