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Re: How long until Cymbalta / duloxetine is availa Jack Smith

Posted by Geezer on July 1, 2003, at 22:05:20

In reply to Re: How long until Cymbalta / duloxetine is availa, posted by Jack Smith on July 1, 2003, at 12:48:49

> > I know FDA approval is 4th quarter, but what does that mean for how long until it's actually available? Anybody know how these things work?
> >
> > Interesting article about the drug here:
> >
> Interesting article indeed. Sounds too good to be true to me but I am always pessimistic on preliminary studies before the drug is released. 79% response? A 69% remission rate is unheard of.
> As for when it is going to be released, good luck in finding out. But I think once the FDA approves, it will be a matter of weeks. Lilly is itching to get this one on the market.

Hi Jack,

Numbers are not so surprizing when you take into account Lilly sponsored the article. Could be a good drug, very likely better than "Side-Effexor".
With Effexor you don't get any NA benefit until you get to about 200mg. Duloxatin should be a 50/50 effect for Ser. and NA from the first dose.

They had approval from the FDA over a year ago - if I explain the delay Dr. Bob will redirect or cancell this post.





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