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Victory for drug giant

DRUGS company Pfizer, which operates plants in Ireland, has won a patent infringement case against the US unit of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries.

The new move will prevent Teva from launching a generic version of Pfizer's erectile dysfunction drug until October 2019.

Pfizer, the world's biggest drugmaker, said litigation on the same patent remains pending against other generic companies, but no trials are scheduled in those cases.