Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Third-Party Payers' Depakote Off-Label RICO Case Dismissed With Prejudice

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Third-Party Payers' Depakote Off-Label RICO Case Dismissed With Prejudice

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on Aug. 14 reconsidered her earlier decision and agreed with Abbott Laboratories Inc. and AbbVie Inc. that state law claims by three third-party payers (TPPs) related to the off-label marketing of the epilepsy drug Depakote should be dismissed with prejudice (Sidney Hillman Health Center of Rochester, et al. v. Abbott Laboratories, et al., No. 13-5865, N.D. Ill., E. Div.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112634).

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