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Details for Patent: 6,589,960

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Patent 6,589,960 protects DILAUDID, DILAUDID-HP, and PALLADONE, and is included in four NDAs. There have been zero Paragraph IV challenges on Dilaudid and Dilaudid-HP

This patent has seventeen patent family members in nine countries.

Summary for Patent: 6,589,960

Title: Hydromorphone and hydrocodone compositions and methods for their synthesis
Abstract:A method for the preparation of a ketone from a narcotic alkaloid having an allyl alcohol moiety is disclosed. The method includes mixing the narcotic alkaloid with an acid in the presence of a catalyst wherein the method is carried out in the substantial absence of hydrogen gas. The method is useful for preparing hydromorphone and hydrocodone compositions having novel impurity profiles. Compositions comprising hydromorphone and hydrocodone are also disclosed.
Inventor(s): Harclerode; William H. (Asbury, NJ), Gault; Robert (Gross Pointe Woods, MI), Sandison; Mark D. (Dearborn, MI)
Assignee: Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park, IL)
Application Number:10/256,996
Patent Claim Types:
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Composition; Process; Use;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 0th percentile
Forward Citations: 0th percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
Purdue Pharm Prods
DILAUDID
hydromorphone hydrochloride
INJECTABLE;INJECTION019034-003Apr 30, 2009RXYes6,589,960► subscribeYY
Purdue Pharm Prods
DILAUDID
hydromorphone hydrochloride
INJECTABLE;INJECTION019034-004Apr 30, 2009RXYes6,589,960► subscribeYY
Purdue Pharm Prods
DILAUDID
hydromorphone hydrochloride
INJECTABLE;INJECTION019034-005Apr 30, 2009RXYes6,589,960► subscribeYY
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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
6,512,117 Hydromorphone and hydrocodone compositions and methods for their synthesis► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 6,589,960

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Austria402937► subscribe
Austria500257► subscribe
Australia1595701► subscribe
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