With lawsuits recently filed by the pharma giants Merck and BMS, pharma seems set on bringing litigation over upcoming Medicare drug pricing negotiations to the US Supreme Court. Some analysts think that the companies are eyeing the highest court in the land due to some justices’ relationships with the companies.
According to Spencer Kimball, “Chris Meekins, an analyst with Raymond James, noted that the all four attorneys representing Merck previously served as clerks to conservative Supreme Court justices: They clerked for Antonin Scalia, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.”
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(Source: CNBC, June 20th, 2023)