Eisai loses DEA battle

Eisai's legal maneuver to pressure the DEA to schedule its FDA-approved epilepsy drug has failed. BioCentury reports that the District of Columbia's US Court of Appeals will not compel the Drug Enforcement Agency to put the seizure medication, Fycompa, on a schedule within a given time frame.

Without a designated schedule, Eisai cannot put the drug on the market, even though the patent life continues to wind down.

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