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Suboxone Manufacturer Must Face Antitrust Suit Brought By 42 States

 |  August 22, 2022

A group of 42 states, led by Wisconsin, can move forward with legal action against the makers of a drug used to treat opioid dependence.

The announcement comes after a ruling by the Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, saying they can proceed with a lawsuit. Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Gwendolyn Lindsay Cooley is at the head of the investigation, along with states that include Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.

The group of states accuse Indivior Inc. of illegally shifted the market for the drug, Suboxone, from tablets to film in an attempt to eradicate the demand for tablets. It’s alleged that the company is doing this to preserve its monopoly on the drug.

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