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Actavis Namenda case could trigger more 'product hopping' scrutiny

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Actavis tried to persuade a three-judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York on 13 April to lift an injunction imposed by a lower court preventing the company from pulling its twice-daily immediate-release version of its Alzheimer's dementia drug Namenda (memantine hydrochloride) from the US market in light of a more updated form of the medicine.

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