Palais de Justice in Paris, France (Shutterstock)

French court over­turns €444M an­titrust fine against Roche, No­var­tis

An an­ti-com­pet­i­tive­ness fine has just been re­voked against neigh­bor­ing Swiss phar­ma gi­ants Roche and No­var­tis.

A rul­ing from the Paris Court of Ap­peal Thurs­day cleared Roche and No­var­tis of a fine in the hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars, which was orig­i­nal­ly brought against the two sev­er­al years ago amid ac­cu­sa­tions that the com­pa­nies worked to dis­par­age un­ap­proved use of a cheap­er drug in lieu of a more ex­pen­sive drug.

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