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Eptifibatide, CAS# 188627-80-7, is an antiplatelet agent. Also offered from LGM Pharma as a TEVA API (TAPI) product for compounding purposes, eptifibatide is also known by the brand name Integrilin, which is marketed by Merck. With Merck’s patent for Integrilin due to expire on November 11, 2014, and an additional patent revision due to expire[…]

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Patients suffering from debilitating pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH, find extensive relief when treated with ambrisentan. Also known as the brand name Letairis, marketed by Gilead, ambrisentan is effectual at preventing the thickening of the blood vessels, particularly those in the heart and lungs. Ambrisentan, CAS number 177036-94-1,  treats the high blood pressure in the[…]

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The FDA exclusivity for Plavix (clopidogrel) ended on May 17, 2012, while patent protection expires January 31, 2014. This exciting news brings Clopidogrel CAS# 113665-84-2, to the forefront of pharmaceutical news. With sales of Plavix generating billions of dollars for Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, researchers are clamoring to create generic options of clopidogrel. As an antiplatelet[…]

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Glatiramer, CAS# 28704-27-0, and Glatiramer Acetate, CAS# 147245-92-9, are also known as Copaxone. In the spotlight recently, Copaxone’s patent is due to expire on May 24, 2014. The flurry of interest regarding Copaxone follows the devastating diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis for beloved reality star Jack Osbourne. In mid June of 2012 reports surfaced about Jack’s[…]

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Mometasone Furoate, CAS# 83919-23-7 is in the class of drugs known as corticosteroids, there are several products in which mometasone furoate is efficacious. For the treatment of asthma, mometasone furoate may also be known by the brand name Asmanex Twisthaler. Offered in powder form, inhalation 110 mcg/actuation or 220 mcg/actuation, mometasone furoate relieves asthmatic symptoms[…]

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Patients suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), benefit greatly from esomeprazole. Also known as Prilosec I.V. in the United States, AstraZeneca will see their patent of this breakout drug expire in May of 2014. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders recently reported that health professionals from the American Gastroenterological Association estimate that 33 percent[…]

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Glipizide, CAS number 29094-61-9, is also known as Glucotrol XL, which is marketed by Pfizer. With the patent due to expire in January of 2014, glipizide is set up for success as a generic alternative treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes. As an oral blood-glucose-lowering drug of the sulfonylurea class, glipizide is offered in[…]

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Telmisartan, CAS number 144701-48-4, an Anti-Hypertensive research molecule, is also an approved TEVI API for compounding purposes, offered here from LGM Pharma. Indicated for the treatment of hypertension, telmisartan is known as the brand name Micardis, which is marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. As an angiotensin II receptor antagonist telmisartan is effective at preventing the[…]

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