Generic ‘Skinny Labels’ Get Reprieve As Court Agrees To Rehear Teva/GSK Case
Federal Circuit panel to reconsider whether Teva induced infringement of GSK Coreg patent despite label carve-out. Biologics and biosimilars could be particularly hurt if ruling stands given FDA’s recent guidance requiring reference to branded product.
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