Wyeth Sues Apotex Over Plans For Generic Effexor

Law360 (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Wyeth Inc. has sued generic rival Apotex Inc. for allegedly infringing patents covering Wyeth's popular depression drug Effexor by planning a generic version of the drug.

Wyeth's lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, is the latest in a slew of similar suits Wyeth has filed over the drug.

According to the complaint, Apotex sent Wyeth a letter last month revealing that it had filed an abbreviated new drug application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make...
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