Teva, Mylan Get FDA OK For Zyprexa Generic

Law360, New York (March 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two generic makers have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell versions of Eli Lilly & Co.’s bestselling drug, Zyprexa if they prevail in a closely watched federal patent lawsuit.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration gave the approval to Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Monday and to Pennsylvania-based Mylan Laboratories Inc. on Tuesday.

If a judge finds in favor of generics makers in their patent litigation with Lilly, they could begin to sell generic versions of Zyprexa immediately. However, an appeal...
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