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Roflumilast, CAS number 162401-32-3, is also known by the brand name Daliresp. The patent for Daliresp, which is marketed by Forest Pharmaceuticals, is due to expire on Jan 27, 2015. Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, find that treatment with roflumilast is efficacious at reducing flare ups of their condition, especially those[…]

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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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Histamine-2 blockers are commonly prescribed for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. Famotidine is an effectual treatment and histamine-2 blocker used to treat many of these patients, also known by the household names Pepcid, Pepcid AC and Mylanta. With the patent for Pepcid AC geltabs expiring on December 29. 2015, researchers are[…]

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Fenofibrate, CAS number 49562-28-9, is known as the brand name Lipofen, which is marketed by Cipher-Kowa Pharmaceuticals. The patent for Lipofen is due to expire on January 10, 2015. Other recognizable brands of fenofibrate are Tricor, which has a patent expiration of January 9, 2018 and Antara, which has a patent expiration set for August[…]

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Ertapenem Sodium, CAS# 153773-82-1 is a carbapenem-type antibiotic. Also known as the brand name Invanz, which is marketed by Merck, the patent for Invanz is expiring on November 21, 2015, opening the market for generic pharmaceutical options of this powerful antibiotic. Ertapenem sodium is unique in that it is extremely efficacious for treating a variety[…]

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Topiramate CAS# 97240-79-4, is also known as the brand name medication Topamax. Marketed by Janssen, Topamax has a patent expiration of October 13, 2015. As an effectual and reliable medication to treat patients with both epilepsy and migraines, topiramate is known for it’s effectiveness as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy for the treatment of epilepsy. Tablets[…]

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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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Entecavir, CAS# 209216-23-9 may also be known by it’s brand name Baraclude. With the patent for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Baraclude expiring on February 21, 2015, entecavir is on track to becoming a profitable generic product. Used to treat patients with chronic hepatitis B, entecavir is considered an antiviral medication. With a staggering 2 billion people around[…]

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As an effectual antiviral drug, Famciclovir, CAS number 104227-87-4, is a key treatment for infections caused by the herpes virus. Novartis holds the patent for Famvir, which is the brand name for famciclovir, but that is expiring on September 1, 2015. While famciclovir is not a cure for herpes, it will slow the growth and[…]

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Olopatadine CAS# 113806-05-6 & Olopatadine Hydrochloride CAS# 140462-76-6, are also known as Patanol and Pataday, which are marketed by Alcon. With the patent for olopatadine due to expire on June 6, 2015, researchers are looking forward to offering generic options of this popular allergy remedy. Olopatadine is effectual as an ophthalmic solution in the form[…]

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