AstraZeneca Denies Unjust Enrichment In Cancer Drug Row

By Joanne Faulkner (September 3, 2021, 1:58 PM BST) -- AstraZeneca has doubled down on claims that it is owed unpaid royalties by U.S. drugmaker Tesaro from sales of a blockbuster cancer drug after the pharmaceutical giant was hit with a $3.6 million counterclaim.

AstraZeneca also denied in filing at the High Court dated Aug. 25 that it is entitled to royalties only on sales of the drug used for that specific type of cancer treatment — when it is used to treat so-called HRD cells — but not on other sales.

The Anglo-Swedish company has dismissed Tesaro's counterclaim, which says it is entitled to claw back $3.5 million in royalties that...

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