Canadian Court Upholds Pfizer's Norvasc Patent
In a ruling Thursday, Judge Roger T. Hughes of the Canadian Federal Court prohibited Canada’s Minister of Health from approving Pharmascience Inc.'s generic version of Norvasc until Pfizer’s patent expires.
The patent-in-suit, Canadian Patent Number 1,321,393, covers amlodipine besylate, the active ingredient in Norvasc, and expires in August 2010, Pfizer said.
Judge Hughes said Montreal-based Pharmscience’s generic tablets could not be approved by the...
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