October 23, 2014

Actavis on Thursday confirmed that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling that found United States Patent No. 7,704,984 (the '984 Patent) to be valid.

April 17, 2014

Mylan announced the launch of Xulane (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system 150/35-mcg per day), the generic version of Ortho Evra (norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol transdermal system 150/35-mcg per day) from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

April 15, 2014

Actavis on Tuesday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mylan and Famy Care to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to Mylan's generic version of Generess FE (norethindrone, ethinyl estradiol and ferrous fumarate chewable tablets).

January 21, 2014

Actavis confirmed that the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey found United States Patent No. 7,704,984 (the '984 Patent) to be valid and infringed by Lupin Pharmaceuticals and Amneal Pharmaceuticals Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) for generic versions of Actavis' Lo Loestrin Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets, ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets).

December 26, 2013

Actavis said it was likely the first company to file with the Food and Drug Administration for approval of a generic version of a contraceptive device made by Merck, the generic drug maker said Tuesday.

November 8, 2013

Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals will launch its version of a contraceptive product at the beginning of January, the drug maker said.

September 30, 2013

Amneal Pharmaceuticals has bought rights to four generic drugs from Actavis, Amneal said Monday.

April 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new contraceptive drug made by Warner Chilcott, the drug maker said.

April 12, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a contraceptive therapy made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the Indian drug maker said Friday.

April 1, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new contraceptive therapy made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Teva said Monday.

March 20, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved and launched two generic contraceptives made by Sandoz, the drug maker said.

January 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Tuesday.

December 28, 2012

Mylan on Friday announced that its partner Famy Care has received final approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application for levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol Tablets USP in the 0.15mg/0.03mg strength.

October 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive made by Indian drug maker Lupin, the company said Thursday.

August 13, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing a regulatory application from Teva for a contraceptive drug, the company said Monday.

July 3, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic contraceptive drug made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, the company said Tuesday.

May 18, 2012

Generic drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals is challenging the patent protection of a contraceptive drug made by Warner Chilcott, Watson said Friday.

February 28, 2012

The U.S. unit of Indian generic drug maker Glenmark is recalling a generic contraceptive drug, the company said.

February 8, 2012

Subsidiaries of Watson Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson have settled a lawsuit filed by the latter when Watson attempted to market a generic version of one of its contraceptive drugs.

February 1, 2012

A possible pill mix-up has prompted Pfizer to recall more than two dozen lots of a prescription contraceptive drug, the drug maker said.

December 1, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan and a partnering company are challenging the patent on a contraceptive drug.

November 11, 2011

An appeals court has thrown out an attempt by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to stop Watson Pharmaceuticals from selling a generic contraceptive, Watson said.

October 19, 2011

Generic drug maker Mylan has settled with Warner Chilcott in a case concerning an oral contraceptive.

October 11, 2011

Indian generic drug maker Lupin has launched an authorized generic version of a birth control pill made by Warner Chilcott, according to published reports.