written on 13.03.2014

High court dashes Actelion's hopes for $407M reprieve in Tracleer case


Actelion has lost its fight against a $407 million court judgment. California's Supreme Court rebuffed the Swiss drugmaker's appeal in a lawsuit over competition for its top-selling drug, the pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatment Tracleer. That affirms a lower court's ruling that Actelion intentionally thwarted a rival by acquiring a drug company and then spiking its prospective Tracleer competitor.