China Pharmaceutical Group Ltd, Weisheng Pharmaceutical Co., Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co., North China Pharmaceutical Group and Northeast Pharmaceutical Group, have lost their bid for dismissal of antitrust claims in a vitamin C price-fixing lawsuit. On July 18, U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan (Brooklyn, NY) denied the companies’ request to be dismissed from the suit. Trial is now scheduled for November 5 on allegations that the defendants inflated prices for bulk vitamin C.