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Australia’s Sigma Blocked From Marketing Effexor Generic

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Sigma Pharmaceuticals of Australia lost a case in federal court in its attempt to market a generic version of U.S.-based Wyeth's antidepressant Effexor (venlafaxine). The court issued an injunction against Sigma marketing the drug until the validity of Wyeth's patent for Effexor is determined later this year in another court. Sigma already had begun importing its generic copy, Evelexa, and had been contacting possible customers about a drug it expected to deliver as early as June 1. (Click here for more
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