Specifically, the pharmaceutical company is questioning the federal government's ban on companies marketing off-label uses for drugs to physicians. Allergan is testing Botox, a wrinkle reducer, for treatment of migraines and upper limb spasticity in stroke victims.
Dow Jones writes:
Nonetheless, the case's outcome could have implications for the broader drug industry. If Allergan were to prevail, drug companies inclined to push the envelope on off-label marketing may feel emboldened. If Allergan loses, the status quo would be maintained.
BusinessWeek called it an "unprecedented lawsuit."