Contrave Case Splits US Court In Pyrrhic Victory For Teva
Teva has seen two US patents protecting the Contrave combination of naltrexone and bupropion ruled invalid on appeal. But it is no nearer bringing a generic of the weight-loss drug to market, as the Court of appeals upheld a later-expiring patent, albeit on a split decision.
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Pressure Mounts For German Tender Reforms
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Teva Leapfrogs Mylan And Sandoz On Linaclotide
A patent-litigation settlement that Teva has reached with Ironwood and Allergan over Linzess will allow the Israeli firm to enter the US market with the linaclotide-based constipation treatment ahead of major rivals Mylan, Sandoz, Sun Pharma and Aurobindo.