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  • July 23, 2019

    $50M IRS Claim Holds Up Avadel Pharma Ch. 11 Confirmation

    Attorneys for bankrupt drugmaker Avadel Specialty Pharmaceuticals LLC said Tuesday that a combined hearing on its Chapter 11 plan and disclosure statement would have to wait after the Internal Revenue Service filed a $50 million claim against the estate related to outstanding tax liabilities.

  • July 23, 2019

    Corcept Wants Sun's Cushing's Syndrome Drug Blocked

    Corcept Therapeutics Inc. has asked a New Jersey federal judge to block Sun Pharma's planned generic version of its flagship Cushing's syndrome medication Korlym, claiming three valid patents will be infringed.

  • July 22, 2019

    Amgen, Allergan Launch 2 Biosimilars With Court's Blessing

    Amgen and Allergan have started selling their biosimilar versions of Genentech's blockbuster cancer treatments Avastin and Herceptin in the U.S., announcing the launch immediately after a Delaware federal judge refused to block the sales.

  • July 22, 2019

    Calif. Expert Says J&J's 'Propaganda' Misled Mesh Patients

    A consumer behavior expert testified Monday that a "propaganda analysis" he conducted on hundreds of Johnson & Johnson marketing materials showed that they would have misled consumers by downplaying the risks of surgical mesh devices, during California's trial alleging the industry titan falsely marketed the mesh products.

  • July 22, 2019

    DOJ Errors Doom Suboxone Film Fraud Case, Indivior Says

    Indivior has urged a federal judge to toss an indictment accusing it of misrepresenting the risk of abuse posed to children by its opioid-dependence treatment Suboxone Film, claiming federal prosecutors included inadmissible references to a doctor's health care fraud convictions and possibly even intentionally misled the grand jury.

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