24 January 2011 - Israeli generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NASDAQ: TEVA) has initiated a lawsuit in London against AstraZeneca (LON: AZN) (STO: AZN) and its European patent for anti-depressant Seroquel
, the Sunday Times reported yesterday.
* In a December 2008 untitled letter, DDMAC cited oral statements made by a sales representative to a healthcare professional regarding Seroquel
, at which time the product was approved for schizophrenia.
A federal appellate court has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing the first product liability lawsuit among thousands alleging British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc's antipsychotic drug Seroquel
triggered a patient's diabetes.
AstraZeneca Plc, which has a facility in Westboro, is facing as many as 26,000 lawsuits over its antipsychotic drug Seroquel
as the drugmaker prepares for its first jury trial over claims the medicine causes diabetes, according to court filings.
The company sued two firms in the US for trying to market generic versions of Seroquel
, a treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar depression.
Jim Minnick, spokesman for Seroquel
maker AstraZeneca, Wilmington, Del., said that the company had experienced a "temporary backorder" for the drug, due to "some issues at the manufacturing plant (which) have been resolved completely, and the product has been shipped." The problem lasted for only a few weeks.
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He reportedly says he switched his Seroquel
for the Nurofen Plus to feed his addiction and did not mean to hurt anyone.
Regulators yesterday said blister packs of Seroquel
XL 50mg - an anti-psychotic - had been found in three batches of 32-packs of the painkillers.
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Genetics are also having an impact on sales of atypical antipsychotics, also used to treat bipolar disorder, including AstraZeneca/Astella's Seroquel
, Eli Lilly's Zyprexa, Pfizer's Geodon Bristol-Myers Squibb/Otsuka Pharmaceutical's Abilify.