Archive for November, 2009

Drug Patent Expirations in December 2009

Drug Patent Expirations for December 2009 Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration MIGRANAL Valeant dihydroergotamine mesylate 5,169,849 Dec 8, 2009 PHOTOFRIN Axcan Scandipharm porfimer sodium 5,145,863 Dec 15, 2009 XENICAL Hoffmann La Roche orlistat 4,598,089*PED Dec 18, 2009 CEDAX Sciele Pharma Inc ceftibuten dihydrate 4,812,561 Dec 20, 2009 OXILAN-300 Guerbet ioxilan 4,954,348 Dec […]


Is the practice of medicine impeding medical innovation?

At a recent event on the comparative advantages of small molecule vs. biologic drugs, several themes emerged which led me to re-examine the question of whether the practice of medicine is capable of keeping pace with medical innovation. As mentioned in a previous post, the majority of patients receiving the personalized medicine drug Herceptin had […]


Drug Patent Expirations in November 2009

Drug Patent Expirations for November 2009 Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration ACULAR LS Allergan ketorolac tromethamine 5,110,493*PED Nov 5, 2009 ACULAR Allergan ketorolac tromethamine 5,110,493*PED Nov 5, 2009 PREVPAC Takeda Pharms Na amoxicillin; clarithromycin; lansoprazole 4,628,098*PED Nov 10, 2009 PREVACID IV Takeda Pharms Na lansoprazole 4,628,098*PED Nov 10, 2009 ACEON Solvay Pharms […]