AZ's Brilinta Patents 'Vulnerable' To Challenge In India
An Indian court has lifted restraining orders against Micro Labs, Dr Reddy’s and Natco and held that they have made a “strong credible challenge” to the validity of AstraZeneca’s patents for Brilinta in the country. The UK firm has appealed the order.
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