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Biovail, J&J Unit Hit Par With Third Ultram Suit

Law360 (October 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of plaintiffs including Purdue Pharma Products LP and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ortho-McNeil Inc. has filed a patent suit against Par Pharmaceuticals in a bid to protect the market for the chronic pain treatment Ultram, marking at least the third suit the plaintiffs have filed against Par over Ultram since May.

Purdue Pharma, Ortho-McNeil, Biovail Laboratories International SRL and Napp Pharmaceutical Group Ltd. filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Par Pharmaceutical Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District...
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