Tyco Files Suit Over Generic Sleep Aid

Law360, New York (March 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tyco Healthcare Group LP has filed a lawsuit against a subsidiary of Pharmaceutical Holdings Corp., alleging it infringed four patents for Restoril by seeking approval to make a generic version of the sleep aid.

The lawsuit against the firm and its Mutual Pharmaceuticals Company Inc. unit was filed on March 20 in New Jersey District Court after the pair filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Mutual’s ANDA contained a so-called Paragraph IV Certification that the patents for Restoril wouldn’t...
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