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Details for Patent: 5,972,990

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Patent 5,972,990 protects DIOVAN and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Diovan. There is one tentative approval for the compound protected by this patent. Additional details are available via the generic ingredient links below.

Protection for DIOVAN has been extended six months for pediatric studies, as indicated by the *PED designation in the table below.

This patent has eight patent family members in eight countries.

Summary for Patent: 5,972,990

Title: Methods for reducing risk of repeat myocardial infarction and increasing survival in heart attack victims
Abstract:The invention involves a method for treating a human survivor of a heart attack and provides further improvement in survival following the heart attack by the early initiation and long-term administration of a renin-angiotensin system inhibitor, preferably an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. The inhibitor may be used on its own, or in conjunction with other therapeutic compounds such as data blockers and thrombolytic agents. The preferred inhibitor is captopril.
Inventor(s): Pfeffer; Marc A. (Chestnut Hill, MA), Pfeffer; Janice M. (Chestnut Hill, MA), Braunwald; Eugene (Weston, MA)
Assignee: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. (Boston, MA)
Application Number:07/981,196
Patent Claim Types:
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Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Novartis
DIOVAN
valsartan
TABLET;ORAL021283-004Aug 14, 2002RXNo5,972,990*PED► subscribeY
Novartis
DIOVAN
valsartan
TABLET;ORAL021283-001Jul 18, 2001RXNo5,972,990*PED► subscribeY
Novartis
DIOVAN
valsartan
TABLET;ORAL021283-002Jul 18, 2001RXNo5,972,990*PED► subscribeY
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 5,972,990

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
5,977,160 Methods for reducing risk of repeat myocardial infarction and increasing survival in heart attack victims► subscribe
5,952,305 Methods for reducing risk of repeat myocardial infarction and increasing survival in heart attack victims► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 5,972,990

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Australia4281093► subscribe
Canada2117782► subscribe
Germany69333362► subscribe
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