Teva sued over generic heartburn medication
NEW YORK Wyeth and Nycomed are suing Israeli drug maker Teva to prevent it from marketing a generic version of Protonix IV.
Protonix (pantoprazole sodium) is an injected drug used to treat chronic heartburn. Teva sent an April 25 letter to Nycomed and Wyeth notifying them that it had filed an application for a generic version of Protonix. The ‘579 patent, which covers the drug, expires in July 2010.
Wyeth and Nycomed filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey June 11 asking for the court to make Teva wait until the patent expires before marketing the drug.
Nycomed and Wyeth also filed suit against Sandoz last month in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois when Sandoz applied to market a generic version of Protonix.
Take Care opens two Columbus locations
COLUMBUS , Ohio Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has opened two in-store health clinics at Walgreens stores in the Columbus area.
Take Care Health Systems now has 15 clinics in the state, including six in the Cincinnati area, seven in the Cleveland area and two in the Columbus area. Additional expansion is planned for the Columbus area this year.
“Take Care Health Clinics have been very well-received in Ohio since opening clinics in Cincinnati and Cleveland late last year,” stated Peter Miller, president and chief executive officer.
Take Care Health Systems is part of Walgreens new Health and Wellness division, alongside Walgreens newly acquired I-trax/CHD Meridian Healthcare and Whole Health Management, providers of worksite health centers that operate under the name Take Care Employer Solutions. Including Take Care Health clinics, the Walgreens Health and Wellness division manages approximately 550 worksite health and wellness centers and retail health clinics.
Take Care Health Systems currently manages 183 clinics in 23 markets throughout 14 states.
Take Care could see 16 new clinics in Colorado by year-end
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, is expanding its presence in Colorado to include up to 16 clinics by the end of 2008.
The company currently manages three clinics in the Denver area. Additional Colorado expansion will include locations in the Denver area, as well as new markets Boulder-Longmont and Colorado Springs.
“Take Care Health clinics have been very well-received in the Denver area—our first Colorado market—since opening in May,” stated Peter Miller, president and chief executive officer. “Nationwide, Take Care Health providers have offered high-quality, affordable and convenient health care to more than a half a million patients, with exceedingly high patient satisfaction ratings. We believe that residents throughout Colorado will also find value in our patient-first model of care.”
Take Care Health Systems currently manages 181 clinics in 22 markets throughout 14 states.