Pfizer Sues Philippines Over Generic Norvasc

Law360 (March 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.S. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is taking on the Philippines to protect patents that cover its second best-selling drug Norvasc, only one month after a sweeping victory in U.S. courts cleared generic opposition.

Starting a new round of international litigation, Pfizer sued the Filipino government to prevent the nation from importing from India and Pakistan generic versions of the popular hypertension drug.

Pfizer filed the civil lawsuit in the Philippines after it learned that a government-owned importer and a local regulatory body allegedly planned to import unauthorized copies of the drug from suspected infringing manufacturers.

However, government officials insisted they had...

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