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Why no generic Symbicort?

Discussion in 'AstraZeneca' started by Anonymous, Feb 15, 2007 at 12:50 AM.

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Budesonide and Fometerol are both generic, so what gives? Does anyone know? I checked the Novartis wbsite and in an annual report they talked about losing their patent protection a year or so ago.
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    You're kidding, right? This can't be a serious post. Are you so absolutely clueless that you would actually post such a moronic message? Please, you must be kidding?
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    GSK reps take 3 days out of territory to learn about Symbicort and this is the best they can come up with?

    A better guess would be that a lot of GSK reps will be going generic when they start losing market share and the stockholders are pissed. No reason to have so many reps when you're losing money.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Funny!
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    OP here, I wasn't kidding! It must be that no one knows the answer. They're already compounding this mixture at the pharmacy, why not stick it in an aerosol can and sell it for 10 bucks and make a fortune?
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Not only are you stupid, you're so completely unaware of how ignorant you are that you re-affirm your stupidity with this post. Yes, the compounders can mix up budesonide and formoterol, or fluticasone or mometasone or any other fucking compounds they want. Just as I can mix together sugar and food dye and some other shit to make cola; but it ain't Coke and it ain't Pepsi or anything else I'd want to drink. You are one dumb fucker.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Nice answer to a legitimate question -- obviously you don't know either. Patents are up for both products, also exclusivity. By the way, why are you hostile with your vacuous response? Does the fact that you can't answer make you mad?

    There IS a Sam's cola. What is keeping the generic companies from selling generic budesonide mixxed with generic fometerol in an aerosol can?
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    You really are a dumbass. Compounders are already selling knock-off versions of both products and, in some instances, a combined product, usually in a nebulized version. The reason it's not a very good seller is because it's not nearly as effective as the branded medication. This is primarily due to the crude manufacturing process. Now, does this answer your question? By the way, go fuck yourself...and your mother's mother's grandmother! I hate you.
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Dude, the OP may be an idiot, but you may want to ease up on his mother's relatives. Take it easy.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    The pricing page on this site shows that a 120 dose bottle of 64mcg per dose is around 8 dollars. 1/10th of the retail price for our product.
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Tell you what, if you ever need to have an operation, instead of going to the best surgeon your insurance will pay for, I dare you to go to a surgeon that offers to do the same work, but for 1/10th the price. Now, how confident are you?
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    To All,

    Check out the FDA Orange Book if you ever have "real" questions in regard to this. In the case of Symbicort, AZ has 4 patents associated with the product providing exclusivity to at least 2014 with some out to 2017.

    In the case of Advair, the first patents in the US expire in Feb 2008 and others go out until 2011. With combination pulminary drugs, patents really are not the barrier. It is the difficulty of formulating and registering the product. MDIs being the easier of the to formulations for the generics to develop.

    Hope that clarifies things,
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Oddly enough, it actually does.
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Awesome! A response not riddled with insults, from someone who actually knew something and could back it up!