PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), today confirmed that the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts has granted Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sandoz Inc.'s request for a preliminary injunction preventing Watson and Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from marketing or selling Amphastar's Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, a generic equivalent to Sanofi-aventis' LOVENOX®. The Company said that it was reviewing the court's decision and would evaluate all available options, including an appeal.
Enoxaparin is a low molecular weight heparin indicated in the prophylaxis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis and prophylaxis of ischemic complications in unstable angina and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction.
On September 19, 2011, Amphastar received U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") approval of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Enoxaparin Sodium Injection in the 30mg/mL, 40mg/mL, 60mg/mL, 80mg/mL,100mg/mL, 120mg/mL, 150mg/mL and 300mg/mL strengths. Watson has the exclusive right to distribute Amphastar's Enoxaparin in the U.S. retail pharmacy channel.
About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an integrated global specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals and specialized branded pharmaceutical products focused on Urology and Women's Health. Watson has operations in many of the world's established and growing international markets.
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About Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., established in 1996, is a specialty and
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