Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Generic Namenda and Aricept Coming Soon?

Branded generic Aricept, sold as Donepezil, is now available. Prices have come down to less than $9 per month.

By Bob DeMarco

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Generic Donepezil, Aricept, $27 for 90 days from Costco

Donepezil (Aricept) Price Falls by 90 Percent

The Wall Street Journal reported today that...
India's Wockhardt Ltd. said Wednesday it has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell the generic version of Forest Laboratories Inc.'s Alzheimer's disease and dementia drug, Namenda.

Wockhardt said it has reached a settlement with Forest on the drug's patent litigation, under which the Indian company can launch the copycat version months before patent expiration or as soon as any other copycat is launched.

Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX) recently settled its patent litigation for Namenda (memantine).

Under the settlement agreements, the first generic versions of memantine would be able to enter the market on January 11, 2015.

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