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  • Amgen And Its Biosimilar Competitors [View article]
    FDA has issued black box warnings for the Epoetin Alfa and Darbapoetin products, in that they cause heart attacks. When this came out in 2009-10, this market has shrunk considerably. Read this 2009 article....
    Sep 5 05:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The FTC yesterday said pharmaceutical companies are delaying generic competition by making patent settlement agreements in which they pledge not to launch their own copycat medicines. The FTC made the comments in a case involving CVS and Rite Aid (RAD), which are suing Pfizer (PFE) and TEVA for conspiring to keep generic versions of the antidepressant Effexor XR out of stores. [View news story]
    These are the very things that the Feds allowed in the first place! The various agencies within government are just adding layers of bureaucracy! Why didn't the FDA, or even the Justice Dept put a stop to this when the patent came to expiration in the first place? CVS & Rite-Aid should be suing the Feds, NOT the drug companies! The more lawsuits against drug companies (and they are piling up), the more our healthcare costs go up.
    Aug 14 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment