By Eric Schweibenz
On January 20, 2012, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 30 in Certain Vaginal Ring Birth Control Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-768). 

According to the Order, Complainant Femina Pharma Inc. (“Femina”) moved to terminate the investigation based on withdrawal of the complaint under Commission Rule 210.21(a)(1).  Respondents Merck & Co., Inc., Schering Plough Corporation, Organon Inc., and N.V. Organon and the Commission Investigate Staff did not oppose the motion.  Because Femina filed its motion prior to the evidentiary hearing and there were no extraordinary circumstances to justify denying of the motion, ALJ Pender issued an Initial Determination granting the motion.