AstraZeneca Fails To Block Generic Nexium In Canada

Law360, New York (June 17, 2010, 1:46 PM EDT) -- AstraZeneca PLC is likely to face more generic competition over Nexium in Canada now that a federal court has refused to block Apotex Inc. from launching a copycat version of the heartburn drug.

The British drug manufacturer said Thursday that the Federal Court of Canada had rejected its bid to bar Health Canada from issuing a notice of compliance for the regulatory application for generic Nexium, or esomeprazole magnesium, proposed by Toronto-based Apotex.

The ruling clears the way for the department to approve Apotex’s generic before...
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