Perrigo Confirms Patent Challenge For Generic Version Of Axiron® Topical Solution
ALLEGAN, Mich., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) announced that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testosterone topical solution, the generic version of Axiron® Topical Solution.
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Perrigo previously notified Eli Lilly, the owner of the New Drug Application and Acrux DDS PTY Ltd., owners of patents listed in FDA's Orange Book and Lilly and Acrux filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on May 24, 2013. To our knowledge Perrigo is the only company that has been sued at this time.
Axiron® topical solution (testosterone) is a prescription medicine used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone. Axiron® is not intended for use in women or anyone under 18 years of age. Annual sales were approximately $229 million annually, as measured by Symphony Health Solutions.
Perrigo's Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "This filing is another example of our long-term investment in bringing new products to market. As always, Perrigo is committed to making quality healthcare more affordable for our customers."
From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Allegan, Michigan-based Perrigo Company has grown to become a leading global provider of quality, affordable healthcare products. Perrigo develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, animal health, dietary supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The Company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. The Company's primary markets and locations of logistics operations have evolved over the years to include the United States, Israel, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, China and Australia. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (http://www.perrigo.com).
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