Forest files suit over generic versions of hypertension drug
NEW YORK — Forest Labs has filed suit against Glenmark Generics and several other companies, alleging that they infringed on its patent for a drug to treat hypertension by seeking regulatory approval for generic versions.
Forest and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutica NV have sued Glenmark, Hetero USA, Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Watson Labs in response to their filing regulatory approval applications with the Food and Drug Administration for generic versions of Bystolic (nebivolol).
Specifically, Forest and Janssen allege that the filings infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,545,040, which is scheduled to expire in December 2021, according to the FDA.