brand-name drug


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a drug that has a trade name and is protected by a patent (can be produced and sold only by the company holding the patent)

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the new rules will limit the number of lawsuits that companies that hold patents on brand-name drugs can file to delay the entry of generic competition, according to the news reports.
Many of my customers have taken advantage of this promotion, and a number of them have switched from a more expensive brand-name drug to a generic," said Nasir Fahham, RPh, and owner of Pickwick Pharmacy in Philadelphia.
In addition, the law rewards exclusivity for a first generic version of a brand-name drug, thereby encouraging generic firms to challenge innovator patents.
Seven brand-name drugs are covered: Asmanex(R), Azmacort(R), Flovent(R), Intal(R), Pulmicort(R), QVAR(R) and Tilade(R).
Margins across the pharmaceutical distribution channel are anticipated to hold relatively steady aided by operating cost efficiencies for brand-name drug manufacturers, and increased generic drug utilization for generic drug manufacturers, distributors and PBMs.
But for the brand-name drug makers, rising costs are a result of the industry's evolution.
In a study tracking the prices of 197 of the most widely used brand-name drugs from 2000 to 2003, an AARP study found a cumulative increase of 27.
of Pittsburgh, maker of the generic tranquilizer lorazepam, blamed higher raw material costs, regulatory approval delays and lawsuits from brand-name drug manufacturers for price increases it has put through this year.
According to the FDA, there are no documented examples of a generic product manufactured to meet its approved specifications that could not be used interchangeably with the corresponding brand-name drug.
Fitch believes that the increase in generic utilization and continued pricing pressure (fueled by Medicare Part D and brand-name drug patent expirations) will contribute to a slowdown in the U.
Reicher took note of the fact that Federal Congressional leaders are currently studying the pricing practices of high priced brand-name drug companies, making it all the more difficult to understand why the state of Maryland seeks to penalize the makers of low priced generic drugs.
Preferred (formulary) brand-name drug coverage has been added in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Health care professionals and consumers can be assured that FDA-approved generic drugs have met the same rigid standards of quality as the brand-name drug, said Kathleen Uhl, M.