AstraZeneca Files Ninth Suit Over Crestor Patent

Law360, New York (July 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP is suing generics maker Teva Pharmaceuticals USA over the cholesterol-lowering medication Crestor, marking the ninth lawsuit since December to be filed over the drug.

Filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the suit alleges that Teva is infringing AstraZeneca's patents on Crestor with its plan to market a generic version of the drug in the U.S. in the same dosages as AstraZeneca's products.

The plaintiffs won consolidation of the original seven suits filed in Delaware plus one in...
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