Biovail Sues Andrx Over Planned Cardizem Generic

Law360 (August 16, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A popular drug for controlling blood pressure is at the center of a new patent lawsuit brought by Biovail Laboratories against generics maker Andrx Pharmaceuticals.

Biovail, based in Barbados, sued Florida-based Andrx in Delaware district court. It asserted a patent that reshaped the hypertension drug niche in the mid-1990s.

Andrx completed an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the Food and Drug Administration, stating its intentions to create and market a generic version of Biovail’s Cardizem LA. Compelled by the Hatch-Waxman Act, Andrx informed Biovail of its...
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