Ranbaxy Labs. Inc. v. First Databank, Inc., No. 15-12996 (11th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
Ranbaxy, a pharmaceutical company, seeks money damages and injunctive relief for alleged misrepresentations made by FDB, a company that publishes a drug information database for use by pharmacies across the United States. Ranbaxy alleges that FDB’s database, MedKnowledge, falsely represents that Ranbaxy’s acne drug Absorica is non-unique. The district court granted summary judgment to FDB. The court affirmed the order and judgment, concluding that Ranbaxy has not raised a genuine issue of material fact with regard to falsity. The court concluded that, because FDB provides ample explanation of the information and terms in its database, no reasonable reader would conclude that Absorica was therapeutically equivalent to or substitutable for other drugs.