Depomed, Santarus reach agreement to resolve GLUMETZA patent litigation with Lupin

Santarus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNTS) and Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:DEPO) today announced that they have entered into a settlement agreement with Lupin Ltd. and its subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to resolve pending patent litigation involving GLUMETZA® (extended release metformin tablets) 1000 mg and 500 mg.

The settlement agreement grants Lupin the right to begin selling a generic version of GLUMETZA on February 1, 2016, or earlier under certain circumstances. The settlement agreement is subject to review by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as entry by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California of an order dismissing the litigation.



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