Perrigo's generic version of Valeant Pharmaceuticals' acne vulgaris treatment BenzaClin Pump topical gel, a combination of clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide, has received approval from the FDA. Shipments of the treatment have begun.
A district court ordered the Patent and Trademark Office to consider Medicines Co.'s application to extend the patent of blood thinner Angiomax as timely filed. The patent office previously argued that Medicines filed the application a day late.
Lorillard, a company whose vast majority of revenue comes from menthol cigarette products, plans to introduce a nonmenthol Newport cigarette in November. The move comes amid an FDA examination of whether menthol cigarettes are more addictive than the nonmenthol kind.