What the Supreme Court's Pay-for-Delay Decision Means for Investors

The Supreme Court has delivered a number of important verdicts, with a few more on the way. One such decision important to the health-care industry is on so-called pay-for-delay tactics.

When a drug's patent protection is in dispute, and generic-drug companies routinely challenge the patents of high-profile drugs, a Big Pharma can essentially settle the case by paying a generic-drug company off to not produce a low-cost version of its product, at least for a little while. 

In this video, health-care analyst David Williamson takes a look at how this decision alters pay-for-delay, how it affects Big Pharma and generic-drug makers, and what it all means for investors.


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