Judge Rules Against AstraZeneca's Plea to Ban Crestor Generics

Jul 20, 2016


A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled against AstraZeneca’s request for a temporary ban on Crestor generics. Unless there is an appeal, the ruling means generic drug manufacturers can now enter the U.S. market, according to a Reuters article.

Crestor reportedly generated more than $5 billion in global sales for AstraZeneca last year.

Sales of the name-brand drug could potentially drop 30 percent as cheaper alternatives become available, according to Bloomberg analyst estimates.

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