US District Court dismisses all claims and counterclaims in thalidomide patent cases

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) announced that as a result of Barr Laboratories, Inc., withdrawing its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for thalidomide with the US Food and Drug Administration, the US District Court for the District of New Jersey has granted the requested dismissal of all claims and counterclaims in the thalidomide patent cases.

“System for Thalidomide Education and Prescribing Safety (S.T.E.P.S.®). Under this program, only registered prescribers and pharmacists may dispense the drug. In addition, patients must be advised of, agree to and comply with the requirements of S.T.E.P.S.”


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