The bottom line - Actavis has been ordered by the court to continue selling the original form of Namenda, the top selling medication for persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This is important news for the entire Alzheimer's community.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
I get asked this question over and over - Can you still buy the original 10 mg Namenda?
A federal judge has decided to block for now an attempt by the drug company Actavis to halt sales of an older form of its Alzheimer’s disease drug Namenda in favor of a newer version with a longer patent life.
So the answer for now is yes!
The attorney general for the State of New York, Eric T. Schneiderman, said in a statement Thursday -
“Our lawsuit against Actavis sends a clear message:
Drug companies cannot illegally prioritize profits over patients”.
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