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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 10:09 AM
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25. This deserves a kick
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  -In the next 14 months, seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs are scheduled to go "off patent." SoCalDem  Jul-25-11 01:02 PM   #0 
  - I can hardly wait...  jaysunb   Jul-25-11 01:07 PM   #1 
  - I'm terrified at the shenannigans drug and insurance companies will pull  librechik   Jul-25-11 01:07 PM   #2 
  - They'll definitly delay it if possible  jaysunb   Jul-25-11 01:09 PM   #3 
  - Yep  RockaFowler   Jul-25-11 01:13 PM   #4 
  - For some of these drugs, they'll introduce a new and slightly different formula  Gormy Cuss   Jul-25-11 01:16 PM   #6 
  - Just checked, and it looks like generic Actos  Contrary1   Jul-25-11 01:21 PM   #11 
     - Actos will be taken off the market by the FDA when it turns generic. The side effect of  McCamy Taylor   Jul-25-11 01:35 PM   #18 
  - Excellent. That's how patents are supposed to work. Copyright too, before they extended it forever.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-25-11 01:14 PM   #5 
  - I and various members of my family have chronic conditions  hedgehog   Jul-25-11 01:17 PM   #7 
  - It sounds like your problem is with your husband's doctor.  LeftyMom   Jul-25-11 01:19 PM   #8 
  - Samples are part of the problem. Docs only get patent samples. They work and then they write the rx  McCamy Taylor   Jul-25-11 01:33 PM   #17 
     - My doctor gives me the name brand samples to try,  Contrary1   Jul-25-11 01:44 PM   #19 
     - Understood. But if there's a perfectly good reason to go with the newer drug  LeftyMom   Jul-25-11 03:44 PM   #21 
  - Republicans poised to change laws to keep drugs expensive and profitable....nt  Evasporque   Jul-25-11 01:20 PM   #9 
  - ALWAYS ask your provider if a generic = is available. When getting a new script always ask, how  Maru Kitteh   Jul-25-11 01:21 PM   #10 
  - That is excellent news ..... my moms BP med had to be  littlewolf   Jul-25-11 01:25 PM   #12 
  - Plavix and Lipitor, $85 combined monthly co-pay.  DainBramaged   Jul-25-11 01:26 PM   #13 
  - So now this makes all the sense in the world now  Horse with no Name   Jul-25-11 01:31 PM   #14 
  - There are already new versions of Plavix and Lipitor which docs are being told are "better".  McCamy Taylor   Jul-25-11 01:32 PM   #15 
  - Once these drugs go generic, they should increase market share  FarCenter   Jul-25-11 01:33 PM   #16 
  - Expect some brand new patent claims  izquierdista   Jul-25-11 02:27 PM   #20 
  - Or combining it with another medication, or fiddling with the absorption or the dosage.  LeftyMom   Jul-25-11 03:48 PM   #22 
  - How many millions in 'pay for delay' settlements will patent-holders transfer to generic manufacture...  ProgressiveEconomist   Jul-25-11 04:24 PM   #23 
  - Various "tricks" already used...  Spike89   Jul-25-11 04:54 PM   #24 
  - This deserves a kick  DainBramaged   Jul-26-11 10:09 AM   #25 

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