Navigation Links
Eisai is Granted Favorable Preliminary Injunction Ruling in Aricept(R) Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals
Date:3/28/2008

TOKYO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Co., Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary Eisai Inc. (collectively "Eisai") today announced that the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has ruled in Eisai's favor with respect to Eisai's motion for a preliminary injunction in its patent infringement lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and its division Gate Pharmaceuticals (collectively "Teva"), concerning Aricept(R) (generic name: donepezil hydrochloride tablets).

As previously announced, Eisai filed the infringement actions in December 2005 contesting Teva's submission of an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) to the FDA for Aricept(R).

"We are pleased with the court's preliminary injunction decision to prevent the sale of Teva's generic product before the expiration of the donepezil composition of matter patent," said Mr. Hajime Shimizu, Chairman & CEO of Eisai Corporation of North America and Eisai Inc. "We will continue to actively protect our intellectual property throughout the world."

Aricept(R), an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor developed by Eisai Co., Ltd. in Japan, increases the concentration of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter, in the brain. Aricept(R) was launched in the United States in 1997 and is indicated for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type. In the United States, Eisai Inc. copromotes Aricept(R) with Pfizer Inc.

About Eisai Co., Ltd.

Eisai Co., Ltd. is a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai's corporate human health care (hhc) mission is to give first thought to patients and their families, and to increase the benefits that health care provides. The company believes that increasing patient satisfaction through the development of innovative new medicines exemplifies its important mission. For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit http://www.eisai.co.jp/index-e.html.

About Eisai Inc.

Eisai Inc. is a U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. Established in 1995, Eisai Inc. began marketing its first product in the United States in 1997 and has rapidly grown to become an integrated pharmaceutical business with sales of approximately $2.6 billion in fiscal year 2006 (year ended March 31, 2007). For more information about Eisai Inc., please visit http://www.eisai.com.

About Aricept(R)

Aricept(R) is well tolerated but may not be for everyone. People at risk for stomach ulcers or who take certain other medicines should tell their doctors because serious stomach problems, such as bleeding, may get worse. Some people who take Aricept(R) may experience fainting. Some people may have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bruising, or not sleep well. Some people may have muscle cramps or loss of appetite or may feel tired. In studies, these were usually mild and temporary.

In a progressively degenerative disease such as Alzheimer's, improvement, stabilization or a less-than-expected decline over time is considered a positive response to treatment. These types of responses have been observed in patients treated with Aricept(R) in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease. Individual responses to treatment vary. For more information about Aricept(R), see accompanying full prescribing information or call (888) 999-9616 or visit http://www.aricept.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain so-called "forward-looking statements." These statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from these statements. Risks and uncertainties include general industry and market conditions, and general domestic and international economic conditions such as interest rate and currency exchange fluctuations. Risks and uncertainties particularly apply with respect to product-related forward-looking statements. Product risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, technological advances and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including claims and concerns about product safety and efficacy; domestic and foreign healthcare reforms; trends toward managed care and healthcare cost containment; and governmental laws and regulations affecting domestic and foreign operations. Also, there are manufacturing and marketing risks and uncertainties, which include, but are not limited to, inability to build production capacity to meet demand, unavailability of raw materials, and failure to gain market acceptance. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Eisai Co., Ltd.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Eisai/Pfizers Aricept Owns a Dominating 42.4% Patient Share for First-Line Treatment of Alzheimers Disease
2. Eisai Announces Change in U.S. Submission Schedule for E7389 New Drug Application
3. U.S. District Court Decision About Eisais Legal Action Over Aricept ODT(R) ANDA Filing
4. TorreyPines Therapeutics and Eisai Co., Ltd. Extend Genetics Discovery Collaboration for Alzheimers Disease
5. Genta Granted Extension to Achieve Compliance with NASDAQ Listing Requirements
6. Neptune Technologies patent granted for novel phospholipids in multiple diseases and pharmaceutical applications
7. Kiwa Bio-Tech New Bio-Fertilizer Product Granted Initial Fertilizer Registration Certificate By Ministry of Agriculture of the PRC
8. Mpex Candidate, MP-376, Granted U.S. Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
9. Odyssey Thera Granted U.S. Patent for Animal Imaging
10. ISTO Technologies Granted Key Patent for Cartilage Cell Expansion by the United States Patent Office
11. Pharmion and MethylGene Announce Orphan Drug Designation Granted by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for MGCD0103 for the Treatment of Hodgkins Lymphoma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017   Boston Biomedical , ... designed to target cancer stemness pathways, will feature data ... napabucasin, at the 2017 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, held ... . Napabucasin is an orally-administered investigational ... STAT3. i Cancer stem cells (CSCs) possess the ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Whitehouse Labs has furthered its efforts towards ... (AMRI), the scientific staff dedicated to Extractables / Leachables & Impurities has more ... 2017. Extractable & Leachable evaluations have become increasingly more vital to successful product ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... to sell research and genetic testing lab equipment from two different leading institutes. This ... and Northeast regions of the United States. This 1-day online auction will take ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Texas , Jan. 18, 2017  Caris ... and the Lustgarten Foundation, the largest private funder ... a clinical trial evaluating the impact of immunotherapy ... providing clinical trial enrollment services to identify potential ... facilitate communication between treating physicians and study investigators. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:12/15/2016)... Calif. , Dec. 15, 2016   WaferGen ... publicly held genomics technology company, announced today that on ... Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ... closing bid price of WaferGen,s common stock had been ... Accordingly, WaferGen has regained compliance with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) ...
(Date:12/15/2016)... "Increase in mobile transactions is driving the growth of ... expected to grow from USD 4.03 billion in 2015 ... of 29.3% between 2016 and 2022. The market is ... smart devices, government initiatives, and increasing penetration of e-commerce ... to grow at a high rate during the forecast ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... India , December 7, 2016 According to a ... Machine Learning), Software Tool (Facial Expression, Voice Recognition), Service, Application Area, End User, ... is estimated to grow from USD 6.72 Billion in 2016 to USD 36.07 ... Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):