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Quality Failures at Generic Drug Maker Put Patients at Risk, FDA Warns

Manufacturing problems at Akorn Inc.’s New Jersey plant “pose a risk to patients,” U.S. regulators have warned the embattled generic-drug maker, which blew a $4.3 billion takeover deal with Fresenius SE two years ago over similar allegations. In a warning …

Suit: Generic Drug Makers Used Code to Fix Price Increases

BOSTON — Representatives of some of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers used code words to collude with competitors to divvy up market share and coordinate price increases according to a federal lawsuit. The code words were used in internal …

Tainted Pills Force FDA to Tighten Drug-Safety Regulations

U.S. regulators plan to revamp rules governing how medicines are manufactured, in an effort to ensure the safety of the nation’s drug supply as recalls of contaminated imports from developing countries widen. “We’ve seen a lot of instances of adulterated …

Court: ‘Pay to Delay’ Generic Drugs Can Be Illegal

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal and therefore challenged in court. The justices voted …