Injunction Clears Early Threat To TAP's Lupron Depot

Law360, New York (February 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Generic drug maker QLT Inc. has been dealt yet another blow in its effort to maintain its presence in the market for prostate cancer treatments, with a federal judge issuing a damaging injunction and setting the stage for a drawn-out appeal.

The injunction is the latest in a string of setbacks for Canada-based QLT, which drew fire from plaintiff TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. in November 2003, when QLT won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop and market its Eligard product.

TAP argues...
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