US Slashes Import Ban In Daewoong, Medytox Botulinum War
But Legal Maneuvering Not Over Yet
The USITC has issued a final determination in the long-running botulinum toxin dispute between Daewoong and Medytox, sharply cutting the length of Daewoong’s product import ban and reversing its initial decision with respect to Medytox’s bacterial strain. But the dispute seems poised to continue as Daewoong vows further legal steps.
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