Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Reliant Sues Par Pharma, defends Para IV against Rythmol SR

Reliant Pharmaceuticals Inc. has filed a patent infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Par Pharmaceutical Inc. alleging infringement of Orange Book listed U.S. Patent # 5,681,588 for antiarrhythmic drug Rythmol SR, generically propafenone hydrochloride extended release capsule. The lawsuit is result of Par’s notification that it has filed a Para IV certification in connection with its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) to the US FDA seeking marketing approval for generic Rythmol SR before expiry of O.B. listed patent.

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