Hospira Sues Caraco To Block Generic Precedex

Law360, New York (November 15, 2010, 3:53 PM EST) -- Hospira Inc. has slapped Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. with a patent infringement lawsuit in an effort to keep a generic version of its sedative Precedex off the market.

Hospira, along with the patent co-assignee Orion Corp., lodged a complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, after Caraco filed an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to market a copycat version of Precedex.

The complaint alleges that the abbreviated new drug application Caraco filed in October seeking...
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