Court: Can drug companies pay to delay generics?

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Court: Can drug companies pay to delay generics?

FILE - In a Jan. 7, 2008, file photo then-Attorney Donald Verrilli talks to media outside the Supreme Court. Now President Barack Obama's top Supreme Court lawyer, Solicitor General Verilli will argue before the Supreme Court this week whether it is legal for patent-holding pharmaceutical companies to pay rivals, who make generic drugs, to temporarily keep those cheaper versions of their brand-name drugs off the market. The Obama administration is taking the position that the agreements are illegal if they’re based solely on keeping the generic drug out of consumer's hands. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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