Mylan Settles Patent Litigation Related to Celebrex(R) Capsules
Mylan will launch all strengths at earliest market formation
PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that it has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Pfizer Inc. relating to Mylan's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Celecoxib Capsules, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg and 400 mg. This product is the generic version of Celebrex®, which is indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and for the management of acute pain in adults.
Under the terms of the agreement, Mylan will begin selling product at the earliest market formation, however in any case not later than December 2014. All other terms and conditions of the settlement and license agreement are confidential, and the agreement itself is subject to review by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
Additionally, Mylan has appealed the decision by the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia denying Mylan's request for an injunction in its suit against the FDA. Mylan continues to believe that FDA seriously erred in its decision awarding one party eligibility for 180 days of exclusivity on Celecoxib, and will continue with this suit independent of the aforementioned settlement.
For the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, Celebrex had U.S. sales of approximately $2.34 billion, according to IMS Health.
This press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with regard to the settlement of litigation and sales of products. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: any legal or regulatory challenges to the settlement; strategies by competitors or other third parties to delay or prevent product introductions; risks inherent in legal and regulatory processes; and the other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
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