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Amgen settles with J&J on alleged Aranesp sales tactics – update

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Executive Summary

Amgenhas agreed to resolve US litigation alleging that the firm used an illegal "tying arrangement" and pricing scheme to force cancer clinics to buy its Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) rather than Ortho Biotech’s (Johnson & Johnson) Procrit (epoetin alfa). It will pay J&J $200 million to settle the antitrust lawsuit.


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