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Medicis Hits Ranbaxy With Acne Drug Patent Suit

Law360 (June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In its ongoing bid to protect Solodyn from generic competitors, skin health specialist Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. has accused Indian generics maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. of infringing a patent for the popular acne medication.

The complaint, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleges that an abbreviated new drug application Ranbaxy Labs filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking to make and sell an extended-release generic version of the acne drug infringes Medicis' patent.

The patent, which issued in 1999,...
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