FDA Rejects Vanda Pharmaceuticals Efforts to Force ANDA-Filers to Include Labeling Statements Related to its Three-Year Exclusivity

Last week, the FDA rejected Vanda Pharmaceutical’s Citizen Petition requesting that FDA withhold approval of ANDAs for its schizophrenia drug, Fanapt®, for three years.  (Letter from Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, to Richard L. Gulino, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., dated Nov. 28, 2016.)  Specifically, […]

Generic’s Counterclaims for Non-Infringement are Proper Despite Covenant Not to Sue From Brand

On April 9, 2014, in Purdue Pharmaceutical Products, L.P. v. TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Civ. No. 12-5311 (D.N.J.), Judge Jose L. Linares of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey ruled that a generic drug company who is not a first-filer has standing to assert a counterclaim for non-infringement despite the issuance […]