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Highlights of National Commission for Indian System of Medicines Bill, (need for preserving, regulating, organizing the Age Old Medicine Systems)

Introduction As a child growing up in India, or even as an adult, each one of us has had a fair experience of how grandmothers in Indian households peculiarly happen to have herbal prescriptions for all the ailments that could come our way, famously known as ‘Daadi ke nuskhe’ and we have to agree, most … Continue reading Highlights of National Commission for Indian System of Medicines Bill, (need for preserving, regulating, organizing the Age Old Medicine Systems)

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E- Pharmacy In India (Ban Or No Ban)

‘E-pharmacies’ are in quandary after the decisions taken by country’s two High Court’s over the issue of online sale of medicines. The Hon’ble Delhi High Court deferred the hearing on the matter and extended its interim stay on the online sale of medicines through e-pharmacies. However, the Hon’ble Madras High Court temporarily suspended the ban … Continue reading E- Pharmacy In India (Ban Or No Ban)

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Injunction against Cipla COPD Drug ‘INDAFLO’ Upheld: Delhi High Court

Reportedly, on an appeal filed by Cipla pertaining to COPD drug INDAFLO, the Delhi High court division bench maintained the interim injunction imposed by single judge against Cipla.  As per the order, Cipla has now been restrained from, inter alia, using, manufacturing, importing, selling any pharmaceutical products etc. containing ‘INDACATEROL‘ or ‘INDACATEROL Maleate‘, alone or … Continue reading Injunction against Cipla COPD Drug ‘INDAFLO’ Upheld: Delhi High Court

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Analysis of the rejection of Lumacaftor (Polymorph) patent application in India

We have been receiving requests from our Pharma clients/readers of the blog for the analysis of the decision/ facts that led to rejection of Lumacaftor (Polymorph) patent application in India since last year. Here is our take: Details of the Patent Application and important dates: Patent application number in India 2056/KOLNP/2010 Title of the invention … Continue reading Analysis of the rejection of Lumacaftor (Polymorph) patent application in India

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Merk’s patent valid but Teva’s Nasonex generic non-infringing

In Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.  (hereinafter referred to be as “Merck”) v. Teva Pharms. United States, Inc. (hereinafter referred to be as “Teva”) decided on November 16, 2016, Teva’s application of Abbreviated New Drug Application (hereinafter referred to as “ANDA”) no. 205149 had triggered Merck to file infringement suit against Teva in respect of … Continue reading Merk’s patent valid but Teva’s Nasonex generic non-infringing

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Combating Opioid Misuse – COMBAT (Curb Opioid Misuse By Advancing Technology Act of 2016)

The Congress recently introduced a bill on the COMBAT Act (Curb Opioid Misuse By Advancing Technology Act of 2016) to incentivize the development of abuse-deterrent opioids by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the exclusivity period for certain drug products developed or labeled so as to reduce drug abuse, and for … Continue reading Combating Opioid Misuse – COMBAT (Curb Opioid Misuse By Advancing Technology Act of 2016)

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IP Workshop held at Hotel Hilton, Jaipur

IIPRD in association with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP attorneys has recently conducted an IP Workshop on 8th of February, 2016 at “Hotel Hilton”, Jaipur. Hereinbelow are the snapshots of activities conducted at the workshop – As a part of our ongoing Educational and Awareness Programme on IPR, IIPRD takes pride to have successfully … Continue reading IP Workshop held at Hotel Hilton, Jaipur

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (msf) Challenges Pfizer’s Patent Application on Pneumonia Vaccine in India

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also known as Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization, has filed a pre-grant opposition in India to prevent US pharmaceutical company “Pfizer” from getting a patent on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13, marketed as Prevenar 13®). Prevenar 13® is the world’s largest selling vaccine for infants and toddlers, that … Continue reading Medecins Sans Frontieres (msf) Challenges Pfizer’s Patent Application on Pneumonia Vaccine in India

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Indian Patent Office Rejected Compulsory License Application (C.L.A. No.1 of 2015) for “Saxagliptin” Filed by Lee Pharma Ltd.

In an order dated 19th January 2016, the Controller of Patents rejected the compulsory license application of Hyderabad based drug maker Lee Pharma Ltd. to manufacture generic version of AstraZeneca’s anti-diabetic drug Saxagliptin. The Controller of Patents rejected the application on the grounds that substitutes to the drug Saxagliptin are readily available in the Indian … Continue reading Indian Patent Office Rejected Compulsory License Application (C.L.A. No.1 of 2015) for “Saxagliptin” Filed by Lee Pharma Ltd.

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Germany’s Boehringer Repudiated Patent on HIV Drug- Nevirapine

The Indian Patent Office has repudiated Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim patent on its key HIV drug- Nevirapine, Patent Application Number: 4724/DELNP/2009 entitled “Extended release formulation of Nevirapine”, for a version sold as Viramune XR (extended release), once again forestalling attempts by Big Pharma for “exclusivity” extension on their patented drugs to reportedly block entry of reasonably … Continue reading Germany’s Boehringer Repudiated Patent on HIV Drug- Nevirapine

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