Lilly Sues Teva To Block Generic Symbyax

Law360, New York (April 27, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Eli Lilly and Co. has filed a lawsuit to bar Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. from marketing a generic version of the anti-psychotic drug Symbyax.

Teva is seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to sell a low-cost version of bipolar depression treatment Symbyax, which combines ingredients from Lilly's Zyprexa schizophrenia medicine and Prozac antidepressant.

The FDA lists the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for generic Symbyax on January 10, 2005, according to the agency’s website.

In its complaint, filed...
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