Mylan Sues F.D.A. Over Ranbaxy's Righ...

Mylan Sues F.D.A. Over Ranbaxy's Rights to Diovan

There are 7 comments on the FiveThirtyEight story from Dec 6, 2012, titled Mylan Sues F.D.A. Over Ranbaxy's Rights to Diovan. In it, FiveThirtyEight reports that:

The Swiss drug maker Novartis had been bracing all year for the day in late September when Diovan, its top-selling blood pressure drug, would lose patent protection and a cheaper generic version would become available.

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chris r

Pasco, WA

#1 Dec 29, 2012
I've been getting brand name Diovan 80mg; Walmart is telling me that only Diovan with HCTZ has gone generic. Sounds strange to me. Can you comment?
Chris W

San Francisco, CA

#2 Jan 3, 2013
Unfortunately, that is correct. The reasons for why the generic Diovan hasn't launched are murky at best (e.g. no official word from the FDA or from Ranbaxy). Technically, the 6 month exclusivity doesn't start until the company holding the exclusivity rights (Ranbaxy) actually launches the product. However, since they have yet to launch a generic, I would not be surprised if the FDA finally goes ahead and grants additional approvals in February.
chris r wrote:
I've been getting brand name Diovan 80mg; Walmart is telling me that only Diovan with HCTZ has gone generic. Sounds strange to me. Can you comment?

Austin, TX

#4 Jan 28, 2013
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Visalia, CA

#5 Oct 23, 2013
Any updates on when diovan will be available generic? Last posts were from Jan, and it is now late Oct.
Carol B

Seattle, WA

#6 Nov 7, 2013
Well, now it's November and no generic Diovan yet.
Any further news?
Texas Star

Killeen, TX

#7 Nov 25, 2013
Its obvious the FDA is in bed with someone and does not care about us folks. More big government in action.

Warrington, PA

#8 Dec 10, 2013
So Diovan became eligible to be generic in Sept 2012 and still no company is producing it. Novartis is making billions and Obama's FDA is sitting on their a$$ doing nothing. Who said the dems don't take care of the rich at the expense of the little guy?

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