Pfizer, which had to recall an injectable drug last month, is now recalling three lots of an antidepressant after a pharmacist discovered a capsule of one of Pfizer's heart pills in an Effexor XR
bottle, a potentially deadly combo.
The FTC submitted the brief in the case of In re Effexor XR
In that suit, the plaintiffs accused the drug makers of conspiring to keep generic versions of Pfizer's antidepressant Effexor XR
off the market.
M2 PHARMA-June 3, 2011-Mylan gets FDA nod for generic version of Effexor XR
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is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Wyeth's Effexor XR
has been involved in multiple lawsuits and frequently reported.
Prescriptions for venlafaxine "should be written for the smallest quantity of capsules consistent with good patient management, in order to reduce the risk of overdose," according to the revised label or prescribing information for Effexor and Effexor XR
RANK COST DRUG NAME 2003 2002 INCREASE * Oxycontin 1 1 15% Neurontin 2 3 12% Celebrex 3 2 12% Hydroco/Apap 4 5 12% Vioxx 5 4 6% Duragesic 6 6 14% Bextra 7 11 33% Carisoprodol 8 7 8% Ambien 9 9 14% Skelaxin 10 13 29% Lidoderm 11 22 12% Tizanidine 12 37 60% Cyclobenzapr 13 12 11% Tramadol Hcl 14 35 30% Actiq 15 32 55% Ultracet 16 19 23% Percocet 17 21 30% Ranitidine 18 27 26% Propo-N/Apap 19 14 -3% Effexor Xr
20 17 13% Naproxen 21 16 17% Topamax 22 24 22% Morphine Sul 23 29 -1% Zoloft 24 18 6% Wellbutrin 25 31 3% Sub-Total Top 25 12% * Change in the average prescription cost in the calendar year for claimants receiving the drug.
Lipitor, a cholesterol-lowering drug with an average cost of $75; Zoloft, an antidepressant with an average cost of $55; Protonix, a drug used for gastritis/ esophagitis with an average cost of $85; Paxil, an antidepressant with an average cost of $73; and Effexor XR
, an antidepressant with an average cost of $84.
com, the first phase of an extensive Internet Web site designed to provide consumers and health care professionals with comprehensive information about depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and EFFEXOR XR
(venlafaxine HCl) Extended-Release Capsules.
(venlafaxine HCl) Extended-Release Capsules, the only antidepressant indicated to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), is also the first and only medication to demonstrate long-term efficacy and safety in this condition, according to new data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
accusing the pharmaceutical companies of conspiring to keep competing generic versions of Pfizer's antidepressant Effexor XR
off store shelves.