Biovail, J&J Unit Hit Par With Third Ultram Suit

Law360, New York (October 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of plaintiffs including Purdue Pharma Products LP and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ortho-McNeil Inc. has filed a patent suit against Par Pharmaceuticals in a bid to protect the market for the chronic pain treatment Ultram, marking at least the third suit the plaintiffs have filed against Par over Ultram since May.

Purdue Pharma, Ortho-McNeil, Biovail Laboratories International SRL and Napp Pharmaceutical Group Ltd. filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Par Pharmaceutical Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District...
To view the full article, register now.