Sensipar Generics: US Court Victory, FDA Approval Position Piramal For Launch
Just days after Piramal was one of three generic drug sponsors found not to have infringed a Sensipar formulation patent, FDA approved company’s ANDA, threatening Amgen’s de facto exclusivity on the blockbuster calcium-sensing receptor agonist.
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