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The importance of the EpiPen for the severe allergy population can not be

underestimated! It is the line of defense between an extreme allergic

reaction and the safety of a hospital. Canada does not have many options

for the EpiPen and shortages have been identified and/or experienced over

the past few years. The pricing has also increased and the shelf life has

decreased. The need for 2 EpiPens for a reaction has also become the norm.

When has the use, availability and competition for pricing occurred?? An

update is needed in Canada.

Epipen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation


Judge Info

Daniel D. Crabtree

Teresa J. James

Case Summary

According to the Transfer Order dated August 3, 2017 and filed in our court on August 4, 2017: “This litigation . . . involve[s] allegations of anticompetitive conduct or unfair methods of competition by one or more Mylan entities with respect to the EpiPen, a spring-loaded injector marketed by Mylan that delivers a pre-measured and pre-loaded amount of epinephrine for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis. . . . These actions share factual questions arising from Mylan’s alleged dominance in the market for epinephrine auto-injectors and recent increases of the price for the EpiPen. Plaintiffs allege anticompetitive conduct including, among other things:  engaging in a ‘hard switch’ and selling EpiPens only in packs of two; entering into discount agreements with schools that were conditioned on the schools not purchasing competing products; securing multiple overlapping patents on minor changes to the EpiPen and engaging in ‘sham’ patent litigation to forestall generic competition; and paying excessive rebates to commercial insurance companies, pharmaceutical benefits managers, and state-based Medicaid agencies conditioned on those companies and agencies not reimbursing the use of competing products.  Plaintiffs assert claims for violation of federal and state antitrust laws, as well as state consumer protection laws.” Doc. 1 at 1, 2 (footnote omitted). This web page provides a brief summary of the case along with selected documents filed by the parties.  To view all of the records in the case, please use the court’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER).  For more information on PACER and how to access court records, including court transcripts, CLICK HERE.

Contact Info

Plaintiffs’ Counsel

Lynn Lincoln Sarko (Co-Lead Counsel)
Keller Rohrback
1201 3rd Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-1900
lsarko@kellerrohrback.comPaul J. Geller (Co-Lead Counsel)
Robins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLp – FL
120 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 750-3364
pgeller@rgrdlaw.comRex A. Sharp (Co-Lead Counsel)
Rex A. Sharp, PA
5301 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 901-0505
rsharp@midwest-law.comRyan C. Hudson (Liaison Counsel)
Rex A. Sharp, PA
5301 W. 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(913) 901-0505
rhudson@midwest-law.comWarrent T. Burns (Co-Lead Counsel)
Burns Charest LLP
900 Jackson Street, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75202
(469) 904-4550

Steering Committee

Damien J. Marshall
Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP – NY
575 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 446-2300
dmarshall@bsflip.comElizabeth C. Pritzker (Chair)
Pritzker Levine LLP
180 Grand Avenue, Suite 1390
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 692-0772
ecp@pritzkerlevine.comEric Shaun Hochstadt
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP – New York
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
(212) 310-8538
eric.hochstadt@weil.comRosemary Medellin Rivas
Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 291-2420
rrivas@zlk.comSharon S. Almonrode
The Miller Law Firm, PC
950 West University Drive, Suite 300
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 841-2200
ssa@millerlawpc.comSteven N. Williams
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 697-6000
snlaw@outlook.comW. Mark Lanier
The Lanier Law Firm, PC
6810 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77069
(713) 659-5200

Defendants’ Counsel

Philip A. Sechler (Liaison Counsel)
Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber
1801 K St NW, Suite 411L
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 775-4500
psechler@robbinsrussell.comContact Info

Courtroom deputy for Daniel D. Crabtree
Megan I Garrett
(chambers) 913-907-1420
Court Reporter
Kim Greiner913-735-2314Practice & Procedure Orders

• Preliminary Practice and Procedure Order (Doc. #2)
• Scheduling Order No. 1 (Doc #54)
• Scheduling Order No. 2 (Doc. #61)