Allergan Sues Drugmakers Over Linzess Generics

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 9:11 PM EST) -- Allergan USA Inc. hit four generic-drug makers with a suit Wednesday in Delaware federal court accusing them of jumping the gun on producing a generic version of its irritable bowel syndrome treatment Linzess.

In the suit filed on Wednesday, Allergan said Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Sandoz Inc. and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. rushed to apply to make generic Linzess capsules, which are prescribed to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation, before the drug’s patents expire. 

“Each of the defendants has participated...
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