Navigation Links
Lilly Granted Temporary Restraining Order to Halt Launch of Generic Raloxifene
Date:3/9/2009

Lilly Vows to Defend Intellectual Property Rights

INDIANAPOLIS, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today issued the following statement after being granted a temporary restraining order to halt the launch of a generic version of Evista(R) (raloxifene HCl tablets) by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Teva had indicated it was prepared to launch the generic version prior to the resolution of outstanding patent litigation currently being heard by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

"We appreciate the Court issuing the temporary restraining order and look forward to completing the trial and vindicating our patent rights," said Robert A. Armitage, senior vice president and general counsel for Lilly. "We believe Teva's challenges to Lilly's Evista patent are without merit and we expect to prevail in this litigation. We have taken and will continue to take all appropriate actions needed to protect our intellectual property rights as they relate to Evista.

"At Lilly, our mission is to discover and develop innovative new medicines for patients. Respect for our patents is critical to that mission, as is our ability to enforce our patents against those who violate them."

Evista is a breakthrough medicine indicated for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women; and the reduction in risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and the reduction in risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women at high risk for invasive breast cancer. The validity of the product's 2012, 2014 and 2017 patents have been challenged and are currently being heard in the case of Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

About EVISTA

EVISTA(R), a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), recently classified by the FDA as an estrogen agonist/antagonist, is indicated for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women; and the reduction in risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and the reduction in risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women at high risk for invasive breast cancer.

Important Safety Information about EVISTA(R) (raloxifene HCl tablets)

EVISTA is not for everyone. Serious side effects can occur while taking EVISTA.

EVISTA may cause an increased risk of blood clots. You should not take EVISTA if you have had or are at risk for getting blood clots in the legs, lungs, or eyes. Stop taking EVISTA and call your doctor if you have swelling or feeling of warmth in your legs, chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing up blood or sudden changes in vision, as these may be signs of a blood clot. Being unable to move around for long periods may increase this risk. If you will need to be still for a long time, talk to your healthcare professional about ways to reduce the risk of blood clots.

In a study of women past menopause who were at high risk for heart attack, EVISTA increased the risk of dying from a stroke. However, EVISTA did not increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or dying from other causes. Before taking EVISTA, tell your healthcare professional if you have had a stroke, mini-stroke, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, history of smoking, or believe you have other risk factors for stroke or a heart attack.

You should not take EVISTA if you are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant, as it may harm your baby. If you have kidney or liver problems, you should talk to your healthcare professional about these conditions before taking EVISTA. Do not take EVISTA with estrogen in the form of pills, patches, or injections.

The most common side effects are hot flashes, leg cramps, swelling, flu-like symptoms, joint pain, and sweating. In clinical trials, side effects were usually mild enough that most women did not stop taking EVISTA. EVISTA does not reduce the risk of all forms of breast cancer. EVISTA does not treat breast cancer if you already have it or reduce the risk of it coming back if you had it in the past.

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers - through medicines and information - for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com. C-LLY

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the U.S. Evista patent litigation. These statements are based on management's current expectations but actual results may differ materially. There can be no assurance that the company will prevail at trial or any appeal. Also, the company cannot predict whether generic raloxifene will be marketed prior to the resolution of this litigation. Other risk factors that may affect the company results can be found in company's Form 10-K dated February 2009.

Evista(R) (raloxifene, Lilly)

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO)


'/>"/>
SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lillys Anthony Murphy Announces Retirement
2. Lilly Announces Leadership Changes
3. Ralph Alvarez Elected to Lilly Board of Directors
4. Lilly Announces Senior Leadership Change
5. Lilly Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Results
6. NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler to Help Families Affected by Diabetes by Joining Lillys Inspired by Diabetes Campaign
7. Law Firm Freedland Russo Spearheads Record-Setting Whistleblower Case Against Pharmaceutical Giant Eli Lilly -- Firm Expands Offices to Include L.A. Entertainment Branch
8. Lilly to Sponsor Martin Luther King Day I AM CHANGE Campaign as Part of Inaugural Gift to President-Elect Obama
9. Eli Lilly Pays a Record $1.4 Billion to Settle Federal and State Fraud Investigations into Illegal Zyprexa Off-Label Marketing Practices
10. Whistleblowers Complaints Lead Eli Lilly to Pay $800 Million to Settle Civil Medicaid Fraud Charges, According to Berg & Androphy
11. Eli Lilly and Company Agrees to Pay $1.415 Billion to Resolve Allegations of Off-Label Promotion of Zyprexa
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and ... in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary ... of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest ... as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are ... Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Dialysis Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report ... is the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, ... and excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the ... sodium, potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic ... Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to ... of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: