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Court dismisses RICO claim over opioid addiction drug

Posted On: Jul. 23, 2021 10:48 AM CST

A federal judge dismissed lawsuits by health insurer Humana Inc and managed care company Centene Corp accusing Indivior P.L.C., its former parent Reckitt Benckiser and partner Aquestive Therapeutics of scheming to suppress competition for the opioid addiction-fighting drug Suboxone, Reuters reports. U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg ruled July 22 that the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue under the federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act because they were indirect purchasers of Suboxone.