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Ranbaxy to launch Simvastatin in US

Ranbaxy will launch its Simvastatin drug after it gets the final nod from USFDA.

india Updated: May 02, 2006 17:10 IST

Country's leading drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd said on Tuesday that it will launch its Simvastatin drug after it gets the final nod from USFDA, whose rejection of the company's claims for exclusive marketing rights was set aside by a US court.

Simvastatin is a cholesterol lowering drug.

A district court in the US had yesterday ruled in favour of Ranbaxy that claimed for exclusive rights to sell the generic version of Zocor.

When contacted Ranbaxy spokesperson said, "We are pleased with the ruling... The company will launch the product upon final approval from USFDA".

Merck currently holds the patent for the drug. The patent expires on June 23.