US government to SCOTUS: Take up the Teva-GSK 'skinny' generic drug label case
The US Solicitor General is calling on the Supreme Court to take up a fiercely debated case that could have a chilling effect on generic drug companies’ willingness to bring their copycats to market under so-called “skinny” labels, meaning the generic can only be approved for some of the reference product’s indications.
The case in question relates to GSK’s win over Teva in a long-running battle over the generic giant’s skinny label for GSK’s beta-blocker Coreg (carvedilol). At the time in 2007, Teva’s generic label first included two of the three Coreg indications, but Teva did not initially win approval for the third indication for congestive heart failure.
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