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The issue of reverse payment settlements (or pay-for-delay settlements) in pharmaceutical patent infringement suits could potentially work its ways back up to the Supreme Court. The Court recently settled a deeply divided circuit split over the legality of such settlements in FTC v. Actavis, 133 S.Ct. 2223 (2013). In Actavis, the Court held that [...]

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Marketing Has a High Price Tag for Pfizer

On September 9, 2009 By JETLaw

Pfizer offered a major “mea culpa” last week when it agreed to pay $2.3 billion in fines for the “largest combined federal and state health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice.” The pharmaceutical company has ended up in this less than esteemed position as a result of its [...]

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Thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, pharmaceutical companies will have to find new ways of obtaining information about doctors whose prescribing habits they hope to influence in at least one state. A three-judge panel unanimously upheld a 2006 New Hampshire law banning a common [...]

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