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Drug Patent Expirations in May 2010

*Drugs may be covered by multiple patents

TradenameApplicantGeneric NamePatent Number Patent Expiration
ZOLOFTPfizersertraline hydrochloride4,962,128*PEDMay 2, 2010
ARTHROTECGd Searle Llcdiclofenac sodium; misoprostol5,698,225May 3, 2010
FEMHRTWarner Chilcottethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate5,208,225May 4, 2010
LANTUSSanofi Aventis Usinsulin glargine recombinant6,100,376*PEDMay 6, 2010
EPZICOMViiv Hlthcareabacavir sulfate; lamivudine5,047,407*PEDMay 17, 2010
ETOPOPHOS PRESERVATIVE FREEBristol Myers Squibbetoposide phosphateRE35524May 17, 2010
EPIVIRViiv Hlthcarelamivudine5,047,407*PEDMay 17, 2010
COMBIVIRViiv Hlthcarelamivudine; zidovudine5,047,407*PEDMay 17, 2010
IPRIVASKCanyondesirudin recombinant4,745,177May 17, 2010
TRIZIVIRViiv Hlthcareabacavir sulfate; lamivudine; zidovudine5,047,407*PEDMay 17, 2010
EPIVIR-HBVGlaxosmithklinelamivudine5,047,407*PEDMay 17, 2010
RESCULASucampo Pharmsunoprostone isopropyl5,212,200May 18, 2010
LEVULANDusaaminolevulinic acid hydrochloride5,211,938May 18, 2010
RESTORILTyco Hlthcaretemazepam5,211,954May 18, 2010
IOPIDINEAlconapraclonidine hydrochloride5,212,196May 18, 2010
VISUDYNEQltverteporfin5,214,036May 25, 2010
DIFFERINGalderma Labs Lpadapalene4,717,720May 31, 2010
EPIDUOGalderma Labsadapalene; benzoyl peroxide4,717,720May 31, 2010
DIFFERINGalderma Labs LpadapaleneRE34440May 31, 2010
EPIDUOGalderma Labsadapalene; benzoyl peroxideRE34440May 31, 2010

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I’ve arrived in Chicago in preparation for BIO2010. My first order of business is the Biotech Education banquet, and there’s and exciting itinerary to follow. Some highlights include:

- the Biotech Humanitarian of the Year Award
- the rollout of this year’s Scientific American Worldview
- my booksigning on Wednesday from 10-11:30