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Amgen escapes lawsuit

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Ariad Pharmaceuticals lost its appeals court bid to demand royalties from Amgen over the arthritis drug Enbrel, Bloomberg news reported. Enbrel is Thousand Oaks-based Amgen’s top-selling drug with sales of $758 million in the first quarter.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington said a lower-court judge was correct in his interpretation of certain aspects of the Ariad patent and in finding that Amgen doesn’t infringe the patent.

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