Natco Pharma shares climb 7.5% on bourses

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Apr 22 2014, 00:53am hrs
Shares of Natco Pharma today climbed 7.5 per cent after the US Supreme Court denied Teva Pharmaceuticals' application for an injunction seeking to prevent launch of a generic version of Copaxone.

Natco's stock surged 7.50 per cent to settle at Rs 769.35 on the BSE. In intra-day trade, it soared 12.92 per cent to Rs 808.15.

At the NSE, the scrip rose by 7.17 per cent to Rs 765.90.

Copaxone is used in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Natco today said that Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts has denied Teva's application for an injunction seeking to prevent launch of a generic version of Copaxone pending the court's decision on Teva's appeal.

This is the second time that the Chief Justice has denied Teva's request for such an injunction, Natco Pharma said in a filing to the BSE.