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AstraZeneca Asserts New Patent In Pulmicort Suit

Law360 (May 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP has asserted a new patent in its suit to prevent Apotex Inc. from launching a generic version of Pulmicort Respules, AstraZeneca’s successful asthma treatment for children.

The amended complaint, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, adds a patent related to sterilizing the powdered form of a type of steroid for use in the treatment of allergic or inflammatory conditions of the nose or lungs.

U.S. Patent Number 7,524,834, title “Sterile powders, formulations and methods for producing...
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