Mylan Confirms First-to-File Patent Challenge Relating to NEXAVAR(R)
Mylan Inc. today confirmed that it and its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals have been sued by Bayer Healthcare LLC, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Sorafenib Tablets, 200 mg. This product is the generic version of NEXAVAR®, which is indicated for the treatment of certain types of cancers including unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma and advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Feb. 9, 2015
/PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today confirmed that it and its subsidiary
have been sued by
Bayer Healthcare LLC
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc.
, in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) for Sorafenib Tablets, 200 mg. This product is the generic version of NEXAVAR®, which is indicated for the treatment of certain types of cancers including unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma and advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Mylan believes that it is the first company to have filed a substantially complete ANDA containing a Paragraph IV certification for this product and expects to be eligible for 180 days of marketing exclusivity upon receiving final
approval. The plaintiffs filed suit against the Mylan companies in the
United States District Court
in the District of
For the 12 months ending
Dec. 31, 2014
, NEXAVAR had U.S. sales of approximately
, according to IMS Health.
Currently, Mylan has 283 ANDAs pending
in annual sales, according to IMS Health. Forty-three of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing
in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending
June 30, 2014
, according to IMS Health.
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in health care. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 1,300 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which approximately 40% of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries depend. We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers and currently market products in approximately 140 countries and territories. Our workforce of more than 25,000 people is dedicated to improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to consumers around the world. Learn more at mylan.com.
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