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March 22, 2006

Business News:Sanofi Patent Deal Good for Brand Drugs

From Reuters:

LONDON (Reuters) - Sanofi-Aventis (SASY.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) and Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMY.N: Quote, Profile, Research) settlement of a dispute over blood thinner Plavix shows the pendulum is swinging in favor of branded drug firms on patents, the life blood of the industry.

In recent years makers of famous drug brands have come under aggressive attack from generic firms challenging the exclusivity on their products in the key U.S. marketplace

Read the rest here.

Posted by Becky at March 22, 2006 2:34 PM Posted to International