Jury verdict favours AstraZeneca in Nexium antitrust litigation

AstraZeneca today announced that a jury in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts returned a verdict in favour of AstraZeneca in a Multi-District antitrust case filed by various purchaser groups challenging the previous settlement of Nexium patent litigation with Ranbaxy.

AstraZeneca is pleased with the jury’s verdict. The Company has always maintained that the plaintiffs’ allegations were without merit.

All parties have appellate rights.

Two cases making similar allegations were filed by numerous purchasers in the state court in Pennsylvania and are still pending.

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AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit: www.astrazeneca.com

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