Generics Maker Suffers Blow In Eye Drug Ruling

Law360, New York (January 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Canadian generic drug maker Apotex received a blow in a court ruling that struck down plans by the company to manufacture a version of Acular, the world’s leading itchy eye treatment.

The temporary restraining order is the latest development in a patent infringement lawsuit over Acular, an anti-inflammatory eye medicine introduced in 1993 by Allergan Inc.

The ruling, issued Dec. 29, prevents Apotex, Apotex Corp. and Novex Pharma from making or selling a generic version of Acular. It comes as the aging U.S. population increases its...
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