Pfizer settles with Teva and Actavis, the last act in Neurontin’s 11-year patent fight
This article was originally published in Scrip
Pfizer has settled all US patent infringement claims it had against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Actavis Group's Purepac unit in a long-running suit over generic versions of the epilepsy drug Neurontin (gabapentin). The settlements were reached during a jury trial that had begun in federal court in mid-May where Pfizer claimed it should be compensated for years of lost sales (in the billions) because of the "at-risk" launch by the firms in 2004.
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