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Watson CEO alleges FTC shared confidential info in attempt to broker deal for generic Provigil

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An unusual court fight is ongoing between the CEO of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Paul Bisaro, and the US Federal Trade Commission. Mr Bisaro has alleged that the FTC shared confidential information with a competitor, Apotex, and improperly attempted to broker a business deal between the two generic drug makers for the genericisation of the US market for Cephalon's sleep disorder drug Provigil (modafinil), all the while undercutting a reverse-payment settlement that Watson and other generics firms made with Cephalon in 2005. Mr Bisaro also claims that the FTC is improperly attempting to subpoena him.

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