In April 2015, Hagens Berman, as court-appointed co-lead class counsel, moved for final approval of a $98 million class settlement for direct purchasers in the Prograf antitrust MDL. The direct purchaser class plaintiffs allege Astellas submitted a sham petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to delay approval of generic versions of the immunosuppressant Prograf.
The antitrust MDL, which was first consolidated in June 2011, alleged that Astellas violated antitrust laws by filing petition with the FDA as a means of delaying entry of a generic version of Prograf, a drug used to prevent organ rejection by kidney, liver, heart and lung transplant patients.
The Prograf Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit is In Re: Prograf Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2242, U.S. District for the District of Massachusetts.
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