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Viatris Clears US Symbicort Hurdle But Loses Key Patent Fight To AstraZeneca

Three US Patents Not Invalid Due To Obviousness; Appeal Planned

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Viatris and partner Kindeva Drug Delivery are celebrating a first tentative nod for a generic to one of the most significant respiratory opportunities in the US, but cannot launch at present with the firms having failed to navigate key pieces of intellectual property.

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