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Sporanox generic launches

Executive Summary

Eon launches first generic of Janssen's antifungal Sporanox (itraconazole) Feb. 9. Eon, which holds 180-day marketing exclusivity on itraconazole 100 mg capsules, received ANDA approval in May but was barred from launching by a temporary restraining order in Janssen's patent infringement lawsuit (1"The Pink Sheet" June 7, 2004, In Brief). A federal judge ruled in July that Eon's ANDA does not infringe; the case is under appeal. Eon says it timed its launch for the start of the heavy prescribing season for itraconazole...

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