Forest Labs Sues Sigmapharm To Halt Generic Antipsychotic

By Tess Hofmann (September 4, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Forest Laboratories LLC sued Sigmapharm Laboratories LLC in Delaware federal court Wednesday over the generic-drug maker's plan to sell a version of Forest's schizophrenia and bipolar treatment drug Saphris.

The suit claims Sigmapharm infringed two patents related to the manufacture of Saphris when it filed an abbreviated new drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of the antipsychotic drug, which contains the active ingredient asenapine maleate. 

"Sigmapharm infringed one or more claims of the [Forest patents], in violation of plaintiffs' patent rights, by submitting to the FDA an ANDA that seeks approval to commercially...

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