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Details for Patent: 8,815,889

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Patent 8,815,889 protects CONTRAVE and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Contrave.

This patent has eighteen patent family members in twelve countries.

Summary for Patent: 8,815,889

Title:Compositions and methods for increasing insulin sensitivity
Abstract: Methods and compositions for treating a blood glucose condition involve identifying a suitable subject and administering an effective amount of a composition that contains one or more of an opioid antagonist, an anticonvulsant, and a psychotherapeutic agent. The compositions can include insulin. In some embodiments, such methods and compositions can be used to modulate a blood glucose level. In preferred embodiments, such methods and compositions are useful for increasing a subject's sensitivity to insulin.
Inventor(s): Cowley; Michael A. (Portland, OR), McKinney; Anthony A. (San Diego, CA), Tollefson; Gary (Indianapolis, IN)
Assignee: Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (San Diego, CA)
Application Number:11/602,571
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Composition; Formulation; Dosage form;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 0th percentile
Forward Citations: 3rd percentile

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Patented / Exclusive Use
bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride
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International Patent Family for Patent: 8,815,889

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
TaiwanI458479► subscribe
Taiwan201249428► subscribe
TaiwanI381849► subscribe
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