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BMS, Sanofi win dismissal of purchasers' antitrust Plavix suits

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A federal judge has dismissed three antitrust suits brought by direct purchasers of Plavix (clopidogrel) which accused Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi-Aventis and Apotex of delaying entry of a generic version of the product. Judge Michael Watson of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the plaintiffs, including The Kroger Co and CVS Pharmacy, failed to prove antitrust violations.


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