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Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America v. District of Columbia

United States District Court for the District of Columbia
406 F. Supp.2d 56 (2005)


Facts

The District of Columbia passed the Prescription Drug Excessive Pricing Act of 2005 (PDEPA), prohibiting “any drug manufacturer . . . to sell or supply for sale or impose minimum resale requirements for a patented prescription drug that results in the prescription drug being sold in the district for an excessive price.” The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) (plaintiffs) both sued D.C. and multiple officials (defendants), challenging the statute as preempted by federal laws. The trial court consolidated and decided the two lawsuits together.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Leon, J.)

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