Sanofi-Synthelabo's potentially life-saving drug Cordarone
, which is used to treat patients who suffer from certain heart conditions, was among the critical supplies that had been requested.
The bag, last seen in the early hours of Saturday, contained: 28, 75mg tablets of Aspirin; 28, 20mg tablets of Frusemide; 28, 100mg tablets of Thiamine; 38, 125mg of Digoxin; 28, 200mg tablets of Cordarone
and 28, 200mg tablets of Amiodarone.
Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that more than 70 percent of surveyed cardiologists and 60 percent of surveyed managed care organizations' (MCOs) pharmacy directors consider amiodarone (Sanofi-Aventis's Cordarone
, generics) to be the most effective antiarrhythmic drug for maintaining normal sinus rhythm (NSR) in patients with atrial fibrillation.
The parties' trial memoranda in a case holding that punitive damages were properly awarded where the manufacturer of Cordarone
did not warn about the potential for permanent vision loss.
It was launched after the loss of patent protection for Sanofi-Aventis previous anti-arrhythmic drug, Cordarone
(amiodarone), in the US in 2002.
It was launched after the loss of patent protection for Sanofi-Aventis's previous anti-arrythmic drug, Cordarone
(amiodarone) in the US in 2002.
Drug treatments include Cordarone
(amiodarone), Corvert (ibutilide), Tambocor (flecainide), Rythmol (propafenone), Cardioquine (quinidine), Betapace (sotalol) and Tikosyn (dofetilide).
People should not take the following medicines with NORVIR because they can cause serious or life-threatening problems such as irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulties or excessive sleepiness: Cordarone
(amiodarone); ergotamine, ergonovine, methylergonovine, and dihydroergotamine such as Cafergot, Migranal, D.
Multaq's primary challenge will be its modest antiarrhythmic efficacy compared with that of its main competitor, amiodarone (Sanofi-Aventis's Cordarone
, generics)," said Decision Resources Analyst Matthew Killeen, Ph.