October 19, 2023

Judge throws out one Novo lawsuit

Last week, a Florida District Court judge dismissed Novo Nordisk’s lawsuit against Brooksville Pharmacy, one of the four APC members the drugmaker sued back in June over semaglutide compounding in shortage. Though the order was issued, the opinion has not yet been released.

According to STAT News:

U.S. District Court Judge William Jung left the door open for Novo Nordisk to file an amended lawsuit. This suggests the case may continue if drug maker takes such a step. A Novo Nordisk spokeswoman told us the company plans to file an amended lawsuit explaining why it believes the pharmacy violated Florida state law.

APC intends to file amicus briefs in the remaining three Novo cases. Also, the APC Executive Committee this week voted to file amicii in similar lawsuits filed by Eli Lilly against APC members over tirzepatide compounding in shortage.

For now, congrats to Terry Myers and his crew at Brooksville Pharmacy and to his attorneys at Frier Levitt in this initial win. If you want to support APC’s Legal Action Fund, which fuels our ability to engage in cases like these, here’s where to do that: A4PC.org/legalactionfund.