Boehringer Sues Drugmakers To Block Generic Gilotrif Plans

By Bonnie Eslinger (October 20, 2017, 11:25 PM EDT) -- German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a pair of patent infringement suits Friday in New Jersey federal court over bids by Sandoz Inc. and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries to market generic versions of its cancer therapy drug.

The suits seek from the court declaratory judgments of patent infringement, along with injunctions to prevent the generic-drug makers from selling or importing their versions of Gilotrif. Boehringer also seeks damages and attorneys' fees.

Boehringer is the maker of Gilotrif, a product used in the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. On the drugmaker's website, it states that patients taking Gilotrif "experienced an...

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