AstraZeneca, which employs 2,100 at its Cheshire plant, had expected a fall, believing sales of Losec
, sold as Prilosec in the US, would be hit as cheaper substitutes came on to the market.
'Only one generic means a less dramatic fall-off in Losec
's sales, a boost to sales and EPS in 2002 and beyond, more time to switch patients to Nexium, and added cash-flows to support the launch of Crestor.
A THE problem of Barretts Oesophagus, which you control with Losec
, can be greatly helped by learning to eat slowly, activating the saliva which is an excellent digester, and also I would advise you to take Centaurium at a dose of 15 drops, twice a day, before meals.
Drugs giant AstraZeneca, which had exclusive marketing rights to the world's biggest-selling drug, the ulcer treatment Losec
, plummeted 95p to pounds 24.30 after fears of competition for some of its off-patent drugs.
The Anglo-Swedish drug group AstraZeneca Plc has so far been successful in the ongoing patent case in a US court, related to its Losec
ulcer drug, according to analysts following the court proceedings.
Last spring Stada began selling a generic version of Losec
Q I HAVE excess acid in my stomach, for which I have Losec
. We are told to eat plenty of fruit, but that gives me more acid.
Along with medical devices, Swedish drug company Astra AB is known more for its world number one ulcer drug Losec
, asthma drug Pulmicort and anaesthetic Xylocaine.
DRUGS giant AstraZeneca's legal battle over generic copies of ulcer treatment Losec
came to an end yesterday after the Court of Appeal refused a re-trial.
Drugs group AstraZeneca, which developed the world's bestselling drug - ulcer treatment Losec
- leapt 120p to pounds 35.56 after US investment bank Goldman Sachs told its clients to buy the shares and predicted a rise to pounds 42 this year.
The company, which is Europe's second biggest drugmaker, said its earnings would fall after a strong 2001 as it prepares to launch a raft of new products to replace ageing ulcer pill Losec
The gastrointestinal drug Losec
was still the company's main product.
(Outside of the United States the drug is sold under the Losec
I'VE been treated with Losec
for indigestion but I'm still in pain.
The merger, linking the makers of two of the world's best known drugs - Astra's ulcer treatment Losec
and Zeneca's cancer drug tamoxifen - ends years of speculation about the future of the companies, which had hung back from the tide of consolidation sweeping the industry.