Ortho, Braun Marked Drugs With Expired Patents: Suits

Law360, New York (March 2, 2010, 2:07 PM EST) -- A retired Philadelphia doctor has sued Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and B. Braun Medical Inc. alleging they falsely marked medical supplies and drugs — including schizophrenia treatment Risperdone — as patented.

In two separate complaints filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Bentley A. Hollander — the former chairman of the radiology department at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del. — said that the patents had in fact expired.

Ortho's falsely marked products include Risperdone, medicated anti-dandruff shampoo Nizoral, yeast infection...
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