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Details for Patent: 9,125,868

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Patent 9,125,868 protects CONTRAVE and is included in one NDA. There has been one Paragraph IV challenge on Contrave.

This patent has sixteen patent family members in thirteen countries.

Summary for Patent: 9,125,868

Title:Methods for administering weight loss medications
Abstract: Methods and systems for administration of pharmaceuticals using a unit dosage package that includes a first unit dosage that has a first drug and a second drug, a second unit dosage that has the first drug and the second drug, where the second unit dosage includes a different amount of the second drug than the first unit dosage and a unit dosage package is configured to hold the first unit dosage and the second unit dosage. In preferred embodiments the methods and systems are used for administration of weight loss medications.
Inventor(s): McKinney; Anthony A. (San Diego, CA), Tollefson; Gary (Indianapolis, IN), Weber; Eckard (San Diego, CA), Soltero; Rick (Holly Springs, NC)
Assignee: OREXIGEN THERAPEUTICS, INC. (La Jolla, CA)
Application Number:14/220,349
Patent Claim Types:
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Use; Formulation; Dosage form;
Patent Metrics:
Source: PatentQuant.com
Field: Pharmaceuticals
Back Citations: 193rd 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
Orexigen
CONTRAVE
bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride
TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL200063-001Sep 10, 2014RXYes9,125,868► subscribe USE OF NALTREXONE AND BUPROPION BASED ON AN ESCALATING DOSE SCHEDULE
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Patent: 9,125,868

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Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
8,722,085Methods for administering weight loss medications► subscribe
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International Patent Family for Patent: 9,125,868

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration
Argentina063958► subscribe
Australia2007319472► subscribe
Canada2668885► subscribe
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