Life Science Compliance Update

December

2016

Old Weapons with A New Purpose – Using Antitrust Laws to Control Drug Pricing

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Robert N. Wilkey, Esq., Staff Writer

U.S. Antitrust laws traditionally have been used to address, manage, and deter companies from engaging in anti-competitive conduct at the expense of consumers. Recently, the Government has turned to the antitrust laws to combat increasing drug prices. However, significant questions remain as to whether U.S. antitrust laws are an effective means to curb perceived excessive drug prices.

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