Abbott Targets Teva Over Latest Simcor ANDA

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT) -- Abbott Laboratories on Friday continued its bid to protect the market for cholesterol drug Simcor, filing another patent infringement suit in Delaware against generic-drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Abbott and Abbott Respiratory LLC lodged the complaint over Teva's bid for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market a generic Simcor, which contains niacin and simvastatin.

The plaintiff sued Teva in March and an additional three times in 2010 over Simcor. Friday's suit references Teva's bid for a green light to market tablets containing 500 milligrams of niacin extended release and 40 milligrams of simvastatin, while the previous complaints deal...

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