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Details for Patent: 7,714,006

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Patent 7,714,006 protects SKELAXIN and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Skelaxin.

Summary for Patent: 7,714,006

Title:Methods of modifying the bioavailability of metaxalone
Abstract:A method of increasing the bioavailability, and decreasing the effect of age on the bioavailability, of metaxalone, by administration of an oral dosage form with food is provided, as well as an article of manufacture comprising an oral dosage form of metaxalone in a suitable container and associated with printed labeling which describes the increased bioavailability, and decreased effect of age on bioavailability, of the medication in the container, when taken with food.
Inventor(s): Scaife; Michael C. (Poway, CA), Davis; Charles C. (San Diego, CA)
Assignee: King Pharmaceuticals Research & Development, Inc. (Cary, NC)
Application Number:11/182,661
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Composition; Dosage form;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 26th percentile
Forward Citations: 1st percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
King Pharms
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 7,714,006

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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
6,683,102 Methods of using metaxalone in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions► subscribe
6,407,128 Method for increasing the bioavailability of metaxalone► subscribe
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