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Pfizer prevails but Teva blasts Lipitor patent and backs UK pharmacies

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Executive Summary

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is to remain enjoined from selling its generic version of Pfizer's anticholesterol blockbuster Lipitor (atorvastatin) in the UK, until it either wins in a patent invalidity trial, or until Pfizer's supplementary protection certificate (SPC) runs out on 6 May 2012 (the company recently received a six-month paediatric extension).



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