BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health" or the "Company") along with its wholly owned subsidiary, Salix Pharmaceuticals ("Salix"), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, have agreed to resolve the outstanding intellectual property litigation with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. ("Teva") regarding APRISO® (mesalamine) extended-release capsules 0.375g.
Under the terms of the agreement, Salix will grant Teva a non-exclusive license effective Oct. 1, 20211 to the Salix intellectual property relating to APRISO in the United States. Bausch Health will not make any financial payments or other transfers of value as part of the agreement.
The parties have agreed to dismiss all litigation related to APRISO, and intellectual property protecting APRISO will remain intact and enforceable. The Company will continue to vigorously defend its intellectual property. The final patent expiry on APRISO is 2030.
Bausch Health has also amended its prior sub-license agreement with Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Two other paragraph IV filings remain.
Salix is one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For almost 30 years, Salix has licensed, developed, and marketed innovative products to improve patients' lives and arm health care providers with life-changing solutions for many chronic and debilitating conditions. Salix currently markets its product line to U.S. health care providers through an expanded sales force that focuses on gastroenterology, hepatology, pain specialists, and primary care. Salix is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
About Bausch Health
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.
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1 Teva will be able to begin marketing the medicine earlier if another generic 0.375g extended release mesalamine product is granted approval and starts selling or distributing such generic mesalamine product before Oct. 1, 2021.
APRISO is a trademark of Bausch Health Companies Inc. or its affiliates.
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