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Justices hear generic drug ‘pay for delay’ case

Supreme Court could stop deals with big brands

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices appeared troubled Monday over whether to stop deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors that the government says could keep cheaper forms of medicine from American consumers for longer periods of time.

Justices heard arguments from the Justice Department against what the government calls ‘‘pay-for-delay’’ deals or ‘‘reverse settlements.’’

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