Judge Lifts Generic Oxandrin Ban

Law360, New York (December 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a surprising setback for Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc., a federal judge has decided to lift a temporary restraining order granted a week earlier to the drug maker that halted the sale of all generic versions of its weight-gain drug Oxandrin.

Judge Peter G. Sheridan ordered to withdraw the ban on generic companies Novartis AG unit Sandoz Pharmaceuticals and Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday.

The temporary restraining order (TRO), which will officially be lifted on Tuesday,...
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