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Patent Expiration 2015


Nebivolol, CAS# 99200-09-6, is recognized as the brand name anti-hypertensive drug Bystolic, which is marketed by Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. This beta-blocker powerhouse has a patent expiration of June 2, 2015, and is projected to become a widely used generic treatment for chronic hypertension. Current dosages of Bystolic, or nebivolol,  2.5, 5, 10, and 20 milligram[…]

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In June of 1981 the first known cases of AIDS in the United States were reported. Currently there are over 1.7 million people in the United States infected with HIV-1, the virus which causes AIDS, and over more then 600,000 Americans have already died from this ultimately fatal disease. With 1.2 million Americans estimated to[…]

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Pitavastatin is often recognized by it’s brand name LOVALO, which is marketed by Kowa/Lilly. With the patent for LOVALO due to expire on May 19, 2015, this remarkable statin stands to create quite a stir as a generic product. Approved to treat both primary hyperlipidemia and mixed dyslipidemia, pitavastatin is unique as it offers an[…]

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Carvedilol, CAS# 72956-09-3, is known as the brand name Coreg, which is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline. The patent for Coreg will expire on June 7, 2015, making way for a generic market. As a beta-blocker used to treat hypertension and heart failure, carvedilol is also often prescribed to treat and prevent heart attack symptoms. Carvedilol is[…]

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Regarded as a blockbuster drug used to treat both metastatic breast and colorectal cancer, Capecitabine is also known by the trade name Xeloda, which is marketed by Roche Pharamaceuticals. Capecitabine, CAS# 154361-50-9, is waiting in the wings to become a generic boon in the pharmaceutical industry, as the patent for Xeloda meets an expiration in[…]

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