Merck Plows Ahead With Another Suit Over Diabetes Drug

By Kevin Stawicki (November 5, 2020, 4:17 PM EST) -- Merck has filed a lawsuit in Delaware federal court seeking to block Indian drugmaker Ajanta Pharma from moving ahead with plans to sell a generic version of a diabetes drug that Merck says would infringe a patent it owns.

Mumbai-based Ajanta Pharma Ltd. can't proceed with its abbreviated new drug application, or ANDA, to market a generic version of diabetes drug Janumet before the patent expires, the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant said in the complaint filed Wednesday. The suit, one of several Merck has filed over the patent in the last year, also names Ajanta Pharma USA Inc., the company's New...

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