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Gilead and Teva reach settlement agreement for Viread

Posted on 20 February 2013

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Gilead and Teva Pharmaceuticals, two top big pharma companies, have reached a settlement agreement in principle to settle the ongoing patent litigation concerning the patents protecting Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).

Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), a treatment for HIV infection and chronic hepatitis B.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Teva will be allowed to launch a generic version of Viread on December 15, 2017.

The trial in this settlement agreement, which was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 20 in the District Court for the Southern District of New York, has been adjourned pending completion of activities necessary to finalize the settlement agreement.

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