The French Competition Authority fines a pharmaceutical laboratory €25 million for delaying entry into the market of the generic version of a drug and for hindering its development through disparagement campaigns (Janssen-cilag / Johnson & Johnson)

THE FRENCH COMPETITION AUTHORITY FINES A PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY EUR 25 MILLION FOR ANTI-GENERIC PRACTICES* On 20 December 2017, the French Competition Authority (the FCA) imposed a EUR 25 million fine on a pharmaceutical laboratory, for delaying entry onto the market of the generic version of Durogesic, and for hindering its development through a disparagement campaign. No public version of the decision is available yet, nonetheless the FCA has already published a detailed press release (available in French). WHAT HAPPENED Durogesic is a powerful opioid analgesic, which active substance is fentanyl, usually prescribed in the form of transdermal patch for the treatment of severe pain, including chronic cancer pain. In 2007, a competing pharmaceutical company launched its generic

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)

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Lionel Lesur, Jacques Buhart, The French Competition Authority fines a pharmaceutical laboratory €25 million for delaying entry into the market of the generic version of a drug and for hindering its development through disparagement campaigns (Janssen-cilag / Johnson & Johnson), 20 December 2017, e-Competitions Intellectual property, Art. N° 92743

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