AstraZeneca Sues Barr Over Crohn's Disease Drug

Law360, New York (May 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- AstraZeneca LP has sued Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. for its attempt to market a generic version of Crohn's disease drug Entocort EC.

AstraZeneca filed the suit on May 22 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, claiming Barr's abbreviated new drug application to sell 3-milligram budesonide enteric coated capsules infringes two patents covering Entocort.

AstraZeneca is seeking an order to prevent FDA approval of the ANDA until the patents expire, as well as costs and expenses associated with the lawsuit. The patents were issued...
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