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Another IRA strike against industry 

Delaware judge rules against AstraZeneca, focusing attention on upcoming cases

March 1, 2024 10:23 PM UTC

A federal district judge in Delaware has rejected AstraZeneca’s contentions that the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare drug negotiation program violates administrative law and the U.S. Constitution. The ruling is the third strike against pharmaceutical industry IRA lawsuits, following defeats in lawsuits filed by PhRMA in Texas and several chambers of commerce in Ohio.

Unlike baseball, the industry isn’t limited to three strikes. ...