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December 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of a drug used to treat depression and other conditions, the agency said.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of a drug used to treat depression and other conditions, the agency said Wednesday.

The FDA announced the approval of generic duloxetine delayed-release capsules manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Lupin, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Torrent Pharmaceuticals.

July 16, 2012

UCB has launched a new drug for treating Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome, the company said Monday.

ATLANTA — UCB has launched a new drug for treating Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome, the company said Monday.

The Belgian drug maker announced the launch of Neupro (rotigotine) transdermal system, which the Food and Drug Administration approved in April. The drug is a once-daily patch that provides continuous delivery of rotigotine, a dopamine agonist, over 24 hours.

June 18, 2012

Greenstone, the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Pfizer, has launched olanzapine tablets.

PEAPACK, N.J. — Greenstone, the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Pfizer, has launched olanzapine tablets.

The drug, which is a generic version of Zyprexa — an Eli Lilly drug used to treat psychiatric disorders — in the 2.5-mg, 5-mg, 7.5-mg, 10-mg, 15-mg and 20-mg strengths.

Generic and branded versions of the drug had sales of about $3.28 billion during the 12-month period ended in January, according to IMS Health.

May 24, 2012

A Food and Drug Administration expert panel has recommended against expanding the approval of a Johnson & Johnson drug, the company said.

RARITAN, N.J. — A Food and Drug Administration expert panel has recommended against expanding the approval of a Johnson & Johnson drug, the company said.

J&J subsidiary Janssen Research & Development said the FDA's Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted against recommending approval of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) combined with antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of secondary cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

May 16, 2012

Walmart and Sam's Club will be among the first retailers to offer a generic version of an antiplatelet drug.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart and Sam's Club will be among the first retailers to offer a generic version of an antiplatelet drug.

Clopidogrel, the generic version of Plavix, will be available at both banners pharmacies on May 19. The patent for the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi drug officially expires Thursday.

April 25, 2012

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic version of a drug used to treat psychiatric disorders, the company said.

MUMBAI, India — Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has launched a generic version of a drug used to treat psychiatric disorders, the company said.

Sun announced the launch of olanzapine tablets in the 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 20 mg strengths.

The drug is a generic version of Eli Lilly's Zyprexa, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The branded drug and generic versions had sales of $3.28 billion during the 12-month period ended in January, according to IMS Health.

 

April 24, 2012

Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic version of an Eli Lilly drug used to treat psychiatric disorders, the company said Tuesday.

HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic version of an Eli Lilly drug used to treat psychiatric disorders, the company said Tuesday.

Dr. Reddy's announced the launch of olanzapine tablets in the 2.5-mg, 5-mg, 7.5-mg, 10-mg and 15-mg strengths.

The drug is a generic version of Zyprexa, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Generic and branded versions of the drug had sales of about $3.28 billion during the 12-month period ended in January, according to IMS Health.

April 4, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a patch for treating restless legs syndrome and Parkinson's disease.

ATLANTA — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a patch for treating restless legs syndrome and Parkinson's disease.

UCB announced the FDA approval of Neupro (rotigotine) transdermal system advanced-stage idiopathic Parkinson's and moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome.

March 9, 2012

A regional retail pharmacy chain and a nearby school of pharmacy will collaborate on a study to evaluate the implementation of a pharmacogenetic program in a community pharmacy setting.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A regional retail pharmacy chain and a nearby school of pharmacy will collaborate on a study to evaluate the implementation of a pharmacogenetic program in a community pharmacy setting.

Kerr Drug announced Friday that it would work with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Eshelman School of Pharmacy to explore the feasibility of a program for Sanofi's and Bristol-Myers Squibb's blood-thinning drug Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate).

February 3, 2012

Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of a psychiatric drug, the company said Friday.

NORTH WALES, Pa. — Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of a psychiatric drug, the company said Friday.

Teva announced the launch of olanzapine orally disintegrating tablets in the 5-mg, 10-mg, 15-mg and 20-mg strengths in blister packs of 30.

The drug is a generic version of Eli Lilly's Zyprexa Zydis, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


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November 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for preventing stroke in patients with abnormal heart rhythm, the agency said.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Johnson & Johnson for preventing stroke in patients with abnormal heart rhythm, the agency said.

The agency announced Friday the approval of Xarelto (rivaroxaban), an anti-clotting made by J&J subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The FDA approved the drug in the 10-mg strength in July for deep-vein thrombosis in patients receiving knee and hip replacement surgery. The latest approval includes 15-mg and 20-mg strengths.

July 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by AstraZeneca to reduce the rate of heart attacks in patients with acute coronary syndrome, the Anglo-Swedish drug maker said.

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by AstraZeneca to reduce the rate of heart attacks in patients with acute coronary syndrome, the Anglo-Swedish drug maker said.

AstraZeneca announced the approval of Brilinta (ticagrelor), a blood-thinning drug, on Wednesday. The drug maker is touting the drug as an alternative to Plavix (clopidogrel), made by Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

April 28, 2011

Drug maker Eli Lilly will get at least two more years of patent exclusivity on a drug used to treat depression, anxiety and pain resulting from diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia, thanks to a court order issued Wednesday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Drug maker Eli Lilly will get at least two more years of patent exclusivity on a drug used to treat depression, anxiety and pain resulting from diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia, thanks to a court order issued Wednesday.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled to forbid Wockhardt and other generic drug companies from selling generic versions of Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) until patent protection expires, which is expected to occur in June 2013.

April 18, 2011

A letter educating healthcare providers regarding a drug-drug interaction between prescription anticlotting drug Plavix (clopidogrel) and a proton-pump inhibitor has resulted in a reduction in the number of patients combining the two therapies, according to a new study by Prime Therapeutics released Monday.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A letter educating healthcare providers regarding a drug-drug interaction between prescription anticlotting drug Plavix (clopidogrel) and a proton-pump inhibitor has resulted in a reduction in the number of patients combining the two therapies, according to a new study by Prime Therapeutics released Monday.

November 29, 2010

A generic drug maker announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval for its version of a popular antidepressant.

MUMBAI, India — A generic drug maker announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval for its version of a popular antidepressant.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said the FDA approved its duloxetine hydrochloride delayed-release capsules in 20-mg, 30-mg and 60-mg strengths. The capsules are a generic version of Eli Lilly's Cymbalta, which is indicated to treat major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

November 14, 2010

An investigational drug made by Johnson & Johnson is more effective in reducing the risk...

CHICAGO An investigational drug made by Johnson & Johnson is more effective in reducing the risk of stroke in patients with a trial fibrillation than a widely available generic, the drug maker said Monday.

J&J announced results of the phase-3 “Rocket-AF” trial of rivaroxaban, saying results showed that a once-daily dose of the drug worked better than warfarin, the most commonly used drug for preventing stroke in AF patients. Rivaroxaban also was comparable in terms of safety.

November 14, 2010

Look for a big surge in brand-to-generic drug switches at the pharmacy counter over the...

NEW YORK — Look for a big surge in brand-to-generic drug switches at the pharmacy counter over the next year.

November 4, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new usage for a drug used to...

INDIANAPOLIS The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new usage for a drug used to treat depression and pain.

Eli Lilly said Thursday that the FDA had approved Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) for treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. This is the fifth indication for which the agency has approved Cymbalta, after major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia, Lilly said.

October 6, 2010

The global pharmaceutical market will reach a value of $880 billion next year, according to...

NORWALK, Conn. The global pharmaceutical market will reach a value of $880 billion next year, according to a report by market research firm IMS Health.

 

IMS Health forecasted 5% to 7% growth in 2011 in its annual IMS Market Prognosis, compared with 4% to 5% growth this year.

 

 

August 19, 2010

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has voted to recommend expanding the use of...

BETHESDA, Md. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has voted to recommend expanding the use of an Eli Lilly & Co. pain drug, the drug maker said Thursday.

Lilly said the FDA’s Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory Committee voted to recommend approval of Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) as a treatment for chronic lower back pain, though it did not support the drug as a treatment for chronic pain due to osteoarthritis. The drug currently is approved for treating diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia.

March 29, 2010

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office plans to uphold the patent protection of a blockbuster...

March 11, 2010

A popular drug for preventing blood clots may be less effective when taken by a...

February 7, 2010

Patent expiries on blockbuster branded drugs could mean huge profits for some retail pharmacy chains,...

February 2, 2010

A pain drug made by Eli Lilly & Co. “significantly” reduced chronic low back pain...

February 1, 2010

A drug from Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer will retain Decision Resources’ status as a gold...