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Generated: November 23, 2017

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Details for Patent: 6,348,216

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Which drugs does patent 6,348,216 protect, and when does it expire?

Patent 6,348,216 protects VICOPROFEN and is included in one NDA. There have been two Paragraph IV challenges on Vicoprofen.

Summary for Patent: 6,348,216

Title: Ibuprofen and narcotic analgesic compositions
Abstract:Provided herein are compositions and methods of making compositions of ibuprofen in combination with a narcotic analgesic. Specifically provided is a pharmaceutical tablet composition comprising ibuprofen; a narcotic analgesic; colloidal silicon dioxide; a filler selected from the group consisting of microcrystalline cellulose and powdered cellulose; a disintegrant selected from the group consisting of croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, and sodium starch glycolate; a binder consisting of an akylhydroxy methylcellulose; a starch; and a lubricant. Also provided herein is a method of preparing a pharmaceutical tablet composition comprising: (a) Granulating ibuprofen, a narcotic analgesic, a first glidant, a first disintegrant, a binder, and starch to form granules wherein said granulating step comprises a wet granulation process; (b) blending the granules with extra-granular material comprised of a second glidant, a second disintegrant, a filler and starch to form a blend of granules and extra-granular material; and (c) compressing the blend into a tablet.
Inventor(s): Kushla; Gregory P. (Florham Park, NJ), Lai; Jin-Wang (Edison, NJ), Polli; Gerald P. (Valley Forge, PA)
Assignee: Knoll Pharmaceutical Company (Mt. Olive, NJ)
Application Number:08/872,216
Patent Claim Types:
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Composition; Dosage form; Formulation; Process;

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
hydrocodone bitartrate; ibuprofen
TABLET;ORAL020716-001Sep 23, 1997DISCNYesNo► Subscribe► Subscribe
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 6,348,216

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The non-Orange Book patents listed below do not require formal certifications, so they do not automatically impede generic entry. Instead, they represent potential opportunities for branded firms to block generic entry through patent infringment challenges.

Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
7,833,547Ibuprofen and narcotic analgesic compositions► Subscribe
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