Q: I am taking Cardizem
and Coumadin for atrial fibrillation.
For the 12-months ending December 31, 2009, Cardizem
LA had total U.
The lawsuits alleged that the defendants, brand manufacturer Hoechst Marion Roussel and generic manufacturer Andrx, illegally restrained trade for Cardizem
CD and its generic bioequivalents, in violation of the antitrust, unfair competition and/or consumer protection laws.
LA is a once-daily calcium channel blocker.
Under the settlement, the drug manufacturers -- Aventis and Andrx -- must pay $80 million to compensate consumers, state agencies and insurance companies who overpaid for Cardizem
CD and its generic equivalents.
This lawsuit, which alleges that Aventis and Andrx unlawfully collaborated to keep a cheaper generic version of Cardizem
CD (diltiazem HCl) off the market, is without merit.
These medicines include some of the nation's biggest-selling drugs, including Procardia, Cardizem
CD is a once daily medication for the treatment of high blood pressure and
The generic pipeline now includes Andrx's controlled-release generic projects, including potential first-to-file and semi-exclusive opportunities, most notably generic versions of Toprol XL, 50mg; Biaxin XL; Concerta; Cardizem
LA; Lovenox (with Amphastar); and Prilosec delayed-release.
4 million will be released this week to 4,700 Pennsylvania residents who were prescribed the heart drug Cardizem
CD between 1998 and 2004.
Collegeville, PA) and its successor, Aventis, from producing or selling Cardizem
CD in the United States.
July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox announced today the distribution of more than $24 million in antitrust settlement funds to consumers nationwide who purchased Cardizem
CD, a prescription heart medication.