In an attempt to horn in on the lucrative market for depression drug Lexapro, Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. has filed a lawsuit looking to force a court ruling on a patent licensed to Forest Laboratories Holdings Ltd.
New information is developing in the wake of Merck & Co.’s decision to rescind its controversial cervical cancer vaccine lobbying campaign, with documents reportedly revealing the drug maker donated money to the governor of the first state to require the immunization.
A North Carolina hospital faces a negligence lawsuit more than two years after patients were exposed to surgical tools soaked in used elevator hydraulic fluid.
Two companies that manufacture compact ultrasound systems are squaring off in a California court over a patent that covers a portable ultrasound unit weighing less than 10 pounds.
Two drug companies have initiated suits against each other in a dispute over a patent covering cold medicine to treat congestion.
An International Trade Commission administrative law judge, who previously ruled that Bavarian Nordic’s patents for a smallpox vaccine were invalid, will now be forced to rehear the case from scratch, Bavarian Nordic said.
In a blow for Genentech Inc., regulators at the United States Patent & Trademark Office have called into question the patent at the center of the biotech’s longstanding royalty battle with MedImmune Inc. over an infant respiratory drug.
Buckling under pressure, Merck & Co. is abandoning its controversial lobbying campaign for states to require pre-teen girls to receive its three-shot cervical cancer vaccine in order to attend school.
Edwards Lifesciences Corp., which makes artificial heart valves, may face product approval delays after being scolded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over conditions at its California plant.
A Colorado Springs, Colo.-based medical device manufacturer has asked a federal court to overturn an adverse jury verdict in a patent infringement suit over laser catheters.
A South Dakota couple has filed a lawsuit alleging the wife had blood tissue from a cadaver inserted in her during a spinal surgery, making her vulnerable to HIV, hepatitis and other infectious diseases.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ordered manufacturers of drugs prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to develop guides to alert patients of possible risks, including mental problems, heart problems and sudden death.
Biopure Corp.’s former chief executive has resolved allegations that the pharmaceutical company continued to paint a rosy picture of its blood substitute awaiting approval, despite receiving negative feedback from U.S. federal regulators over the product’s safety.
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has lost a second trial in Philadelphia over the controversial hormone replacement therapy, Prempro, with a jury awarding a breast cancer sufferer and her husband $3 million.
Drug maker EMD Serono Inc. has agreed to shell out $24 million to settle a cluster of class action lawsuits alleging the company illegally promoted a popular AIDS drug and paid doctors to prescribe it.
A Michigan company’s bid to collect more than $376 million from HealthSouth Corp. will move forward, after a state Supreme Court denied HealthSouth’s bid to have General Medicine PC’s fraudulent transfer suit dismissed for lack of standing.
The Department of Health and Human Services should define and implement an overall approach for protecting health information as it promotes the use of electronic records, according to a recent report by Congressional investigators.
Danish biotech company Danisco A/S will pay rival Novozymes A/S over $8.2 million to settle an ongoing patent infringement suit after a district court judge ruled Monday that Danisco willfully infringed Novozymes’ patent for the enzyme Spezyme Ethyl.
Two Washington couples have sued Pfizer claiming the drug maker neglected to warn them of the link between treatment for restless legs and a sudden, compulsive urge to gamble.
A Wisconsin hospital has slapped a union that is attempting to organize its laundry service workers with a lawsuit, accusing the labor group of hounding patients and interfering with the hospital's laundry service contract.