Judge Clears Alpharma's Generic Neurontin

Law360, New York (October 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal district court judge has denied drug maker Pfizer Inc.'s motion for a preliminary injunction to block Alpharma's sale of a generic version of epilepsy drug Neurontin.

Alpharma said Friday it was launching its Neurontin generic after hearings in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey ended without a ruling. Pfizer responded by launching its own generic capsules in the same 100 milligram, 300 milligram and 400 milligram doses as Alpharma.

U.S. District Court Judge John Liftland has scheduled hearings for mid-November for oral arguments...
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