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California’s Generic Drug Competition Law Gets Second Court Test

July 16, 2020, 9:40 AM

A California law that punishes drugmakers who pay to keep generic competitors off the market faces its second court test after that state fought off a challenge at the district court level.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Thursday will hear oral argument in a case brought by the Association for Accessible Medicines to block the law, which it says unlawfully regulates interstate commerce. The group is appealing a lower court ruling that rejected its bid to stop the law from taking effect in January.

For California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, at stake is whether the state...

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