U.S. Judge Orders Watson Executive to Comply With FTC Subpoena

A Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. executive has been ordered by a federal judge to comply with a U.S. Federal Trade Commission subpoena in a patent case involving Cephalon Inc.’s sleep-disorder drug Provigil.

Paul Bisaro, president and chief executive officer of Corona, California-based Watson, a generic-drug maker, “has failed to demonstrate” that the subpoena “would be burdensome at all, let alone unduly so,” U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly wrote in her opinion.

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