Now You Can Get Pricey Blood Thinning Drug Plavix In Cheaper Generic Form

Now You Can Get Pricey Blood Thinning Drug Plavix In Cheaper Generic Form

The Food and Drug Administration has given the go ahead to seven companies to begin producing Plavix in generic form. As someone who has to shell out over $100 for about 10 pills to quarter and force an unwilling, yet sick cat, to take, I am pretty darn excited about this whole situation. [More]

Drug Companies Pushing Up Prices In Patent-Ending Panic

Drug Companies Pushing Up Prices In Patent-Ending Panic

Get it while you can, big drug companies! Pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer Inc, AstraZeneca and Bristol Meyers Squibb are feeling a little panicky as the deadlines loom on patents for some of their best-selling drugs, so what do they do? Up the prices now, before those pesky generic versions arrive to drive consumer costs down. [More]

Effient: FDA May Approve Blood Thinner That Causes Internal Bleeding

Effient: FDA May Approve Blood Thinner That Causes Internal Bleeding

The Food and Drug Administration may be on the verge of approving an ELil Lilly blood thinner a consumer group says causes internal bleeding.

http://consumerist.com/2008/04/24/a-bristol-meyers-squibb-executive/

A Bristol Meyers Squibb executive was indicted for making a secret deal with a Canadian drug manufacturer that they wouldn’t make a generic version of Apotex, a competing drug to Plavix, if the Canucks didn’t make a generic version of Plavix. Under federal law, such anti-competitive agreements need to be submitted to the FTC. [NYT]