Report: J&J subsidiary, government officials seek to block HIV generic

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. government are suing two generic drug makers to stop them from launching a generic drug for HIV, according to published reports.

 

Bloomberg reported Thursday that Tibotec, a subsidiary of J&J, and the government were separately suing Mylan and Lupin over a generic version of the drug Prezista (darunavir ethanolate), alleging patent infringement.

 

 

U.S. sales of Prezista were $290 million during the first nine months of this year, according to J&J sales data reported by Bloomberg. The last patent covering the drug expires in December 2026, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

 

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