InSite, Merck Sue Sandoz Over Patent

5/26/11Follow @xconomy

InSite Vision, the Alameda, CA-based developer of drugs for eye diseases, said today it has joined pharma giant Merck in bringing a patent infringement lawsuit against Sandoz, a generic drugmaker. Sandoz has recently filed an abbreviated new drug application with the FDA for clearance to start marketing a generic version of azithromycin (Azacite) for the treatment of eye infections. Merck will the take the lead in the patent litigation, Insite said.

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