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Provigil Patent Extension Accorded To Cephalon

by Medindia Content Team on  March 31, 2006 at 6:00 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Provigil Patent Extension Accorded To Cephalon
Cephalon has been accorded a further six months of patent extension by the FDA for its pediatric sleep disorder treatment medication, Provigil.
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Cephlaon had complied with the terms of an explicit written request that entailed the provision of clinical studies data after studying the effects of provigil on pediatric patients.

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Cephalon has settled the 'provogil'patent infringement litigation with four generic firms, and under this settlement, each of the four defendants will have a non-exclusive royalty bearing right to market and sell a generic version of Provigil in the US, due to become effective in April 2012.

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