Servier and Teva have been fined for keeping a generic heart medication off the market.
Researchers say it's not just payers supporting the switch, and all ages appear to be brand agnostic.
The regulator says serial filers and time restraints are draining resources and staff.
The Supreme Court split the baby on "pay-for-delay" settlements, allowing them to continue but opening manufacturers that make them up to lawsuits.
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