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Sun Pharmaceutical Agrees To Settle Out Of Court with Novartis over Exelon (India)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries agreed to an out-of-court settlement with Novartis over the Indian drug maker's efforts to market a generic of the Novartis drug Exelon (rivastigmine tartrate) for treating Alzheimer's disease. In doing so, Sun joins several other major Indian generics makers in agreeing to an out-of-court settlement with Novartis over Exelon. Sun won U.S. FDA fast-paced approval as the first generic to file, but it and Ranbaxy Laboratories and Dr. Reddy's, as well as U.S.-based Watson Pharmaceuticals, challenged the Novartis patent for Exelon and since reached settlements. Most of the settlements have allowed the generics to market their versions if the innovator gets a share. (Click here for more



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