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.
Amneal to open new distribution center
GLASGOW, Ky. Amneal Pharmaceuticals will have a grand opening of its newly expanded distribution and sales center next week, the generic drug maker said Monday.
Amneal announced the grand opening of the center in Glasgow, Ky., set to take place Monday. Representatives from the municipal and state governments, the Tennessee Valley Authority, state legislators and possibly members of Congress are expected to attend.
Amneal, based in Hauppauge, N.Y., said the center would create nearly 50 new jobs. The $6.6 million center combines existing sales operations in Glasgow and the distribution center in Fountain Run, Ky.
TeleManager’s iRefill app expands to other smart phone platforms
NEWARK, N.J. A smart phone application designed to aid customers at retail pharmacies soon will be available for additional smart phone platforms.
TeleManager announced that it would make the application, iRefill, available for the Android and Blackberry, in addition to the Microsoft and Apple platforms for which it already is available.
The application allows users to order prescription refills and pull up information about pharmacies, such as the address, store hours and a "call the pharmacy" option.
“The iRefill service was an immediate hit with several of my customers,” said Craig McAlister, owner of Conrad Marr Drug in Yukon, Okla., in a statement on behalf of TeleManager. “Not only are they using it to request refills or call my pharmacy, but they are showing their app to [friends] and colleagues.”