US Supreme Court clears way for Indivior opioid generic

Feb. 19, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Indivior's bid to block copycats of its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film in a victory for India-based generic drug maker Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.

Indivior’s request to put on hold a lower court’s ruling, which introduced the possibility of cheaper generic versions of Suboxone hitting the market, was swiftly denied.

In November, the preliminary injunction that had blocked Dr. Reddy’s from selling its generic version was lifted.

Suboxone Film, which can be used to treat heroin and prescription painkillers addiction, accounts for 98 percent of Indivior’s US revenue.

Read the Reuters report