For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 13, 2009 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Schering-Plough Corp. (SGP), Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. (CPD), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. (RDY), GeoPharma Inc. (GORX) and Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MYL).

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Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst Blog:

Schering-Plough Settles Lawsuits

Yesterday, Schering-Plough Corp. (SGP) said it has signed an agreement with Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Orgenus Pharma Inc., which sought to make generic versions of its allergy drug Clarinex.

This signals the end of all pending litigations that Schering filed against several generic drug manufacturing companies in the US District Court of New Jersey since 2006. These companies wanted to market solid oral doses of the drug, desloratadine, in the U.S. as generic brands before the expiration of certain Schering patents.

Pursuant to the agreement, Orchid received rights to launch a generic version of the Clarinex brand Reditabs in the U.S. on Jan. 1, 2012 and Clarinex brand 5 milligram tablets on July 1 of that year. Schering holds various patents related to Clarinex till 2022.

Schering has previously resolved similar disputes with Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. (CPD), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. (RDY), GeoPharma Inc. (GORX), Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (MYL), among others.

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