May 23, 2007 |
Allergan Inc., a maker of eye and beauty products, accused Canadian generic drug maker Apotex Inc. of infringing five U.S. patents for preparations used in the treatment of glaucoma. Allergan said in a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Delaware that Apotex told the company in April that it was seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market generic versions of Allergan's Alphagan ophthalmic solution.
April 13, 2007
Allergan Inc. said a U.S. federal appeals court ruled in favor of the company in a patent infringement suit against Apotex Inc., a Canadian generic-drug maker. The ruling bars Apotex from obtaining Food and Drug Administration approval to market a generic version of Irvine-based Allergan's eye drug Acular.
December 9, 2006 |
A federal appeals court upheld Friday an injunction preventing Apotex Corp. from selling its generic version of Plavix, a blockbuster blood thinner marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington upheld the injunction issued in August by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
September 1, 2006 |
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis on Thursday won a bid to stop Apotex Inc. from selling its cheaper generic version of the Plavix heart pill, the world's second-biggest-selling medicine. Bristol-Myers shares surged. U.S. District Court Judge Sidney H. Stein in New York ruled that Bristol-Myers and Sanofi were likely to win their patent-infringement suit against Apotex and wouldn't be able to recoup losses if generic sales were allowed to continue.
August 15, 2006 |
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis said Monday that they filed for an injunction against Apotex Corp. to stop the Canadian drug maker from selling a less expensive, generic version of blood thinner Plavix and force it to recall product already sold. The companies also said they had begun discounting Plavix to stem the loss of market share. A hearing on the motion is set for Friday in the U.S.
August 9, 2006 |
Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. are facing generic competition in the U.S. for their top-selling Plavix blood-thinning pill five years earlier than planned. Apotex Inc., a closely held Canadian maker of generic drugs, said it started shipping cheaper copies Tuesday. Plavix is the world's second-best-selling pill. Sanofi and Bristol-Myers lost a bid Monday in U.S. court to block the sales. At stake for Paris-based Sanofi and New York-based Bristol-Myers is $6.