Canadian court bars Apotex from making generic Plavix

Canada's Apotex is barred from making a generic version of Sanofi-Aventis' blood-thinning drug Plavix, the country's Federal Court has ruled. The ruling, which Apotex said it would appeal, rejected the company's assertion that Sanofi-Aventis' claims for the patent were unjustified, but Plavix still faces a similar challenge in the U.S. Some argue the ruling will help branded drug manufacturers who have seen their financial performance drop in recent years following the introduction of generics.

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