Losartan Potassium Tablets, 25mg and 50mg, an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Cozaar
from Merck, which is also indicated for the treatment of hypertension.
based company has also added Losartan Potassium tablets, the generic version of Cozaar
tablets, used to treat high blood pressure, to its portfolio.
But the hypertension market growth will be countered by significant drug patent expirations both prior to and during the forecast period, including those of Cozaar
in 2010, Diovan, Avapro and Atacand in 2012, Exforge in 2014, Benicar in 2016, and Tekturna and Tekturna HCT in 2018.
Leading global generic pharmaceutical manufacturers have been proactive in forging strategic alliances with branded pharmaceutical companies for marketing rights and exclusivity in producing generic versions of blockbuster drugs such as LIPITOR, Cozaar
and Crestor, among others.
Drugs affected by the revisions include: Cozaar
, Crixivan, Hyzaar, Isentress, Janumet, Januvia, Mevacor, Noroxin, Prinivil, Prinizide, Propecia, Proscar, Singulair, Zocor, and Zolinza.
The medication is currently sold under brand names as Diovan, Micardis, Cozaar
, Benicar and Avapro.
Merck is developing new drugs to replace revenue as it faces generic competition that began last year to blood-pressure pills, Cozaar
and Hyzaar, with combined 2009 sales of $3.
5 mg and 100 mg/25 mg and Cozaar
Tablets, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg, both of which are antihypertensives.
Amlodipine * Norvasc Amoxicillin * Amoxil, Biomox, Polymox, Trimox, Wymox Azithromycin * Zithromax Cefaclor * Ceclor Cephalexin * Biocef, Keflex Clarithromycin * Biaxin Clindamycin * Cleocin, Dalacin Irbesartan * Avapro Losartan * Cozaar
Ramipril * Altace Vancomycin * Vancocin Warfarin * Coumadin Xylometazoline * Otrivin
I take Coumadin, Lopressor, Paxil, Norvasc, and Cozaar
The ARBs are Atacand, Teveten, Avapro, Cozaar
, Micardis and Diovan.
Other recipients of this year's award were Wilfred Sweeny, pioneer of DuPont's Nomex brand of fibers, and John Duncia, the discoverer of DuPont's Cozaar