The decisions are based on analyses of Merck s extensive efficacy and safety data collected over many years as well as new clinical studies available for Glucophage
, which was first registered in 1959.
Until now, Glucophage
was imported from Europe to the Middle East, but with the drug being manufactured locally, it reduces the lead time for products to reach the market, reducing supply shortfalls.
is taken by diabetes patients, while other medications either out of stock or running low are Concor5 (for high blood pressure and heart conditions), Euthyrox (thyroid problems) and Lipitor (high cholesterol).
and that Merck Serono's Glucophage
continues to be the worldwide leading brand in volumes of metformin[sup.
Pharmaceutical company Merck Serono said in a statement that Glucophage
XR is an advanced formulation of the oral anti-diabetic agent Metformin.
They filed multiple lawsuits, sought questionable patent extensions and made outright payoffs to generic companies in order to maintain their monopolies on expensive blockbuster drugs like Astra-Zeneca's Prilosec for heartburn and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Glucophage
Drugs with significant potential that are having generic equivalents hit the market are: Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 * (birth control) Ortho Tri-Clyclen * (birth control) Accupril (blood pressure) Nolvadex (breast cancer) Topamax (anti-convulsant) Glucophage
XR (diabetes) Monopril (blood pressure) Remeron (antidepressant) Alphagan (glaucoma) Serzone (antidepressant) Glucovance (diabetes) Glucotrol XL (diabetes) Wellbutrin SR (antidepressant) Zyban (smoking cessation) Neurontin (anti-convulsant) Tiazac (blood pressure) Prozac (antidepressant) Prilosec (gastritis)
Each got either a placebo, Glucophage
(a drug used to treat high blood sugar), or 16 one-on-one sessions to help them lose weight and exercise.
In a study on metformin (Glucophage
) that appears in a special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) devoted entirely to the epidemic of type 2 diabetes, researchers reported that one fourth of patients receiving Glucophage
prescriptions from a hospital pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, should not be taking the drug.
8, The National Institutes of Health released a study concluding that a low-fat diet combined with modest exercise is more effective than the leading anti-diabetes drug Glucophage
at helping people lower their risk of developing diabetes.
from Merck Pharmaceuticals reduces risk of blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs.
At the core of the program is the free generic immediate-release metformin (500 mg, 850 mg or 1,000 mg) -- the generic form of the drug Glucophage
The company entered into partnerships with other international pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing medicines such as Glucophage
by Merck Serono.
There were also two unblinded reference arms with Glucophage
XR dosed once-daily at 1000 and 2000 milligrams.
The two products to be produced at Neopharma's facilities are Euthyrox, a synthetic thyroid hormone and Glucophage
, for people suffering from type 2 diabetes.