France fines Johnson & Johnson 25m euros for blocking generic drug

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US pharmaceutical firm Johnson & Johnson was found by the French competition agency of deliberately hindering generic production of its painkiller Durogesic.

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France's competition authority fined US healthcare group Johnson & Johnson 25 million euros ($29.62 million) on Wednesday after it found the company had deliberately slowed market access to generic copies of its painkiller Durogesic, reports CNBC.