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Drug Patent Expirations and Generic Entry Opportunities 2018-2019

In response to requests for a simple generic entry opportunity date for drugs we have leveraged our 1-step dominant patent identification method to produce a continuously-updated list of upcoming patent expirations and generic entry opportunity dates. The list is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means you are free to republish it, […]


Can formulation and drug delivery reduce attrition during drug discovery and development—review of feasibility, benefits and challenges

This article was originally published by Basavaraj S, Guru V. Betageri in Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages 3-17 under a Creative Commons License. Abstract Drug discovery and development…
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Estimating Drug Costs: How do Manufacturer Net Prices Compare with Other Common US Price References?

This paper was originally published by T. Joseph Mattingly, Joseph F. Levy, Julia F. Slejko, Nneka C. Onwudiwe, and Eleanor M. Perfetto in PharmacoEconomics Volume 36, Issue 9 under a Creative Commons…
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Addressing the challenge of high-priced prescription drugs in the era of precision medicine: A systematic review of drug life cycles, therapeutic drug markets and regulatory frameworks

This paper was originally published by Toon van der Gronde, Carin A. Uyl-de Groot, and Toine Pieters in PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182613 under a creative commons license. Abstract Context Recent public outcry…
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What Happens When a Drug Patent Expires?

The theoretical construct of what happens when drug patents expire is simple and appealing (to consumers, anyway). A name brand drug patent expires, generics are waiting in the wings to…
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The US Food and Drug Administration’s tentative approval process and the global fight against HIV

This paper was originally published by Harinder Singh Chahal, Jeffrey S Murray, Martin Shimer, Peter Capella, Ryan Presto, Mary Lou Valdez, and Peter G Lurie in Journal of the International AIDS…
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Giving Drugs a Second Chance: Overcoming Regulatory and Financial Hurdles in Repurposing Approved Drugs As Cancer Therapeutics

This paper was originally published by J. Javier Hernandez, Michael Pryszlak, Lindsay Smith, Connor Yanchus, Naheed Kurji, Vijay M. Shahani and Steven V. Molinski in Front. Oncol., 14 November 2017 under a …
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Improve Your Litigation Success, Predict Settlement Terms, and Write Better Patents by Analyzing Patent Challenges

Litigation related to drug patents, whether it be direct patent challenges, contract disputes, or other cases, can provide direct intelligence (through disclosures of competitive intelligence) or indirect intelligence through exposure…
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How Pharmacists Are Trapped in the Middle of Drug Price Wars

Pharmacists, as the interface between the general public and prescription drug manufacturers, can sometimes feel as if they’re treading a fine line between fulfilling their obligations to pharmaceutical companies and…
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How to Use Tentative Drug Approvals to Anticipate Generic Entry

Which Company Will be the First to Launch a Generic Drug? There are many reasons to find out which companies will be first to launch generic drugs. Payers need to…
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