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Re: Generic Prozac Availibility fachad

Posted by Sunnely on June 16, 2001, at 1:27:08

In reply to Generic Prozac Availibility, posted by fachad on June 13, 2001, at 15:22:51

Hi Fachad,

Don't know for sure but I believe Barr Labs, the first Prozac generic manufacturer is ready to ship them out as soon as Lilly's stronghold patent on Prozac expires, August 2001.

Barr Labs has the exclusive rights for the first 6 months to manufacture generic Prozac. Incidentally, Barr Labs is the same company that sued Lilly regarding manufacturing generic Prozac couple of years ago. Lilly paid them off, I believe $4 million, to shut up. Hence, Lilly's patent on Prozac was extended.


> Does anyone know when generic fluoxetine will be available?
> I know the Prozac patent expires sometime in August, but when will the generic tabs actually be in pharmacies across the U.S., ready to fill prescriptions?
> Also, will my pdoc have to do a new prescription with substitution permissible for the pharmacy to fill with generic?




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