Idorsia is launching a late-stage trial of the experimental heart-attack drug selatogrel that the Swiss company hopes will become what it describes as akin to an “EpiPen” for people at risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21 rejected a bid by an Amarin Corp. subsidiary to revive patents on the company’s heart drug Vascepa in a legal battle against generic drugmakers Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.

Russia’s Supreme Court on May 27 rejected a lawsuit from Gilead Sciences that challenged a Russian government decision to let a Russian firm develop and market the anti-Covid-19 drug remdesivir without the U.S. company ‘s consent.

New research from Klick Applied Sciences found that people using interactive voice technology for information on medications still get the most accurate results from Google Assistant. The data are especially relevant as consumers have increasingly been turning to these platforms during the pandemic.

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 17 dashed Novartis AG’s hopes of launching a generic version of Amgen Inc.’s multibillion-dollar rheumatoid arthritis medicine Enbrel, declining to hear the company’s challenge to two patents on the drug.

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. announced that the first consignment of imported doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that landed in India on May 1, 2021, received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, on May 13, 2021.

A legal complaint was filed against Alvotech for the Icelandic pharmaceutical company’s alleged misappropriation of trade secrets involving the development of a generic version of AbbVie’s rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Endo Pharmaceuticals and Impax Laboratories that alleges a 2017 agreement eliminated competition between the companies for the pain medicine oxymorphone ER.

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban – best known as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an investor on the ABC business reality series “Shark Tank” – is diving into generic drugs with a new startup, dubbed Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company.

AstraZeneca is selling European rights (excluding Spain and the UK) to the erstwhile blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor to German pharmaceutical company Grünenthal as the British drugmaker focuses on cancer treatments.