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EU Commission accuses Teva of breaking antitrust laws

According to the EU authority, the Israeli maker of generics has not only smeared a competitor but also forced them into lengthy legal proceedings to keep products off the market.

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager | Photo: Julien Warnand/EPA / EPA

What started off as a suspicion for EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has now turned into an accusation that Israeli generic medicines maker Teva has ”artificially” extended patent protection for multiple sclerosis treatment, Copaxone (glatiramer acetate), while smearing a competing drug.

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