Old Mike said...
This even gets stranger, so Zydus is coming out with the generic, yet both Chilcott and Zydus
are now owned by Allergan.
A proposed class action brought by health plans claiming Warner Chilcott suppressed generic competition for its ulcerative colitis drugs Asacol HD and Delzicol by discontinuing an older version can go forward, a Boston federal judge ruled Wednesday.
However, U.S. District Judge Denise Casper of the District of Massachusetts dismissed claims under the laws of several states, as well as claims over an allegedly anticompetitive settlement between New Jersey- and Dublin-based Allergan, which acquired Warner Chilcott in October 2013, and generic drugmaker Zydus Pharmaceuticals
Wow, was the lawsuit because they "created" Delzicol (all it is is Asacol with a pointless capsule over it that makes the pills way harder to swallow) instead of allowing Asacol to go generic? I still am mad they did that and I hope they did get sued for it. I have to take my Delzicol out of the capsules one at a time so I can easily swallow them. It is a big pain. I used to be able to just throw back all 6 pills at a time.
35 years old; diagnosed UC March 2007 (prob. pancolitis; couldn't get scope all the way thru).
9-29-16: chronic and active proctosigmoiditis (infectious cause). Battled reoccuring campylobacter & c diff. Oct-Dec 2016. Remission since Dec. 25, 2016 until I started smoking again May 2018 after 9 yrs quit. Maintenance: Delzicol, 6, 2xday; Rowasa nightly. Started Remicade 7/25/19.