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Re: What a confusing issue - Serzone....... snapper

Posted by chemist on May 22, 2004, at 0:29:09

In reply to What a confusing issue - Serzone......., posted by snapper on May 22, 2004, at 0:06:39

> If Serzone is being pulled and there will still be an generic equivilant (same chemical) what is the point of yanking the brand name off the market?
> Is it to cover some BIG name Pharmacuetical companies butt? ie: Bristol Meyer- Sqibb.
> I am not questioning the reason for it being yanked, just the rational that there is still going to be the potential for "possible liver damage" by it still being available as generic- anyone care to elaborate?
> Snapper

hi snapper...the patent for serzone expired on september 16, 2003. BMS holds exclusivity rights but can continue to market the brand name. generic houses can - and will - be flooding the market now. hope this helps, and my previous post to you did not make the board...all the best, chemist




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