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Itraconazole is an azole antifungal medicine. Known as the brand name Sporanox, which is marketed Janssen, the patent for this potent product expires on January 13, 2015. Itraconazole works by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane. It is a formidable product for treating infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part[…]

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The National Psoriasis Foundation reports that 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis. This staggering number only highlights the need for effective and safe medications to treat this frustrating, embarrassing and uncomfortable condition.  Betamethasone Valerate is known as Luxiq, which is marketed by Stiefel and GlaxoSmithKline. As an aerosol foam treatment for patients with scalp psoriasis,[…]

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Gatifloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic also known as Tequin. While Tequin, which is marketed by Bristol- Myers Squibb is no longer sold as a tablet in the U.S., it is still sold in other countries in tablet form, like China. In the United States gatifloxacin is sold as an opthalmic solution, also known as Zymar,[…]

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The CDC announced on Tuesday September 13, 2012 that the West Nile virus outbreak, which recently hit the U.S., is showing no signs of relenting, with an astounding 35% increase in cases from last week. With 2,636 cases involving people, including 118 deaths, all states except Alaska and Hawaii have reported at least one case[…]

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Exenatide, CAS number 141758-74-9 is an injectable prescription medication that helps to improve blood sugar, or glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Exenatide, derived from a compound found in the saliva of the Gila monster, a large lizard native to the southwestern US, is a functional analog of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1), a naturally[…]

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Carvedilol Phosphate, CAS number 72956-09-3, is known as the blockbuster medication Coreg CR. GlaxoSmithKline holds the patent for Coreg CR until February 7, 2016. Useful for treating patients with hypertension and mild-to-severe chronic heart failure of ischemic or cardiomyopathic origin, carvedilol phosphate is available for research and development from LGM Pharma. In the group of[…]

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Paroxetine Hydrochloride, known by the trade name Paxil, has an upcoming patent expiration date of May 19, 2015. As a well used medication to treat depression, Paroxetine HCl, CAS number 78246-49-8, is projected to become a generic powerhouse. Paroxetine is efficacious at treating not only major depression, but also obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social[…]

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Amphotericin B is also known as the brand name Ambisone. With Astellas Pharma’s patent for Ambisome due to expire on February 23, 2016, this injectable medication for deadly fungal infections is geared up for attention in the pharmaceutical community. More than 6 billion dollars is spent worldwide on anti-fungal medications, and the total costs of[…]

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Eptifibatide, CAS# 188627-80-7, is an antiplatelet agent. Also offered from LGM Pharma as a TEVA API (TAPI) product for compounding purposes, eptifibatide is also known by the brand name Integrilin, which is marketed by Merck. With Merck’s patent for Integrilin due to expire on November 11, 2014, and an additional patent revision due to expire[…]

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The FDA exclusivity for Plavix (clopidogrel) ended on May 17, 2012, while patent protection expires January 31, 2014. This exciting news brings Clopidogrel CAS# 113665-84-2, to the forefront of pharmaceutical news. With sales of Plavix generating billions of dollars for Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, researchers are clamoring to create generic options of clopidogrel. As an antiplatelet[…]

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