Mylan Files Expedited Motion in Relation to Pioglitazone

Oct 23, 2012, 14:05 ET from Mylan Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that it has filed an expedited motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stay the Court's order related to Watson's abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for pioglitazone, pending appeal. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joined Mylan in its motion.     

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch commented, "Mylan is disappointed in yesterday's ruling regarding pioglitazone and we believe the Court erred in its decision by directly contravening the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mylan does not believe Watson is entitled to participate in Mylan's 180-day exclusivity period in relation to this product and we intend to pursue this case vigorously, including seeking expedited relief from the appellate court if necessary."

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