Johnson & Johnson alleged that a number of drug distributors and pharmacies are promoting counterfeit variations of its HIV medication, within the newest lawsuit a big pharmaceutical firm has filed to fight illicit gross sales of medication within the U.S.
J&J mentioned in a swimsuit made public on Tuesday that the medication it alleged have been counterfeit introduced an acute risk to public well being. In some instances, the corporate mentioned, bottles labeled as one drug have been full of capsules of a distinct HIV medication. In no less than one occasion, a bottle purporting to be HIV remedy contained antipsychotic capsules used to deal with situations together with schizophrenia and bipolar dysfunction, J&J mentioned in court docket paperwork. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, makes claims together with federal trademark infringement.