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Drug Patent Expirations in March 2008

Courtesy of Drug Patent Expirations in March 2008 *Drugs may be covered by multiple patents Tradename Applicant Generic Name Patent Number Patent Expiration CARDIZEM CD Biovail diltiazem hydrochloride 5,002,776 MAR 26,2008 CARDURA XL Pfizer doxazosin mesylate 4,837,111 MAR 21,2008 CIPRO IN DEXTROSE 5% IN PLASTIC CONTAINER Bayer Pharms ciprofloxacin 4,957,922 MAR 18,2008 CIPRO IN […]

Drug approvals fall. Who’s to blame?

The FDA approved 38 drugs through July this year, down 31 percent from 55 approvals for the same period last year. Who’s to blame? According to Friedman, Billings, Ramsey, the FDA. Why? Vioxx. For details on extra scrutiny being applied by the FDA, see this CNNMoney summary.

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