Judge Refuses To Review Amgen Case

Law360, New York (September 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An administrative law judge has decided not to review the International Trade Commission’s rejection of Amgen Inc.'s bid to bar rival drug maker Hoffman-La Roche Inc.’s importation of an anemia drug.

Hoffman-La Roche (Roche) maintains that its drug, CERA, doesn’t infringe on any of Amgen’s patents for epoetin, a man-made version of human erythropoietin (EPO.)

The decisions don’t give Hoffman-La Roche the green light to manufacture and sell CERA, or pegylated recombinant human erythropoietin, in the United States. The ruling only allows Roche to import and...
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