Court blocks Apotex's generic Paxil CR

PITTSBURGH A U.S. District Court has blocked Canadian generic drug maker Apotex from selling generic versions of an antidepressant drug.


Generic drug maker Mylan said Tuesday that it had obtained a temporary restraining order from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey prohibiting Apotex from selling generic versions of the drug Paxil CR (paroxetine hydrochloride), an extended-release formulation of GlaxoSmithKline’s Paxil.



The order also prohibits GlaxoSmithKline from supplying Apotex with a generic version of the drug. The court has scheduled further hearings for Oct. 18.


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