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Find Drug Brands Coming Off Patent?

TOPIC: For this example, you will identify brands that are coming off patent, their patent expiration dates and patent owners. The business databases (Gale Group PROMT ® (File 16), TableBase™ (File 93), and Business & Industry™ (File 9)) provide information on this topic, along with tables and statistics. These databases have specific indexing to add in the search for patent information (e.g., event name (EN) for patents & copyrights).

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 16
SELECT PAXIL
SELECT S1 AND PATENTS/EN
TYPE S2/6/1-2
TYPE S2/9/1


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN 16 to search Gale Group Promt.

 

2. SELECT the drug name and combine S1 with the event name (EN) for patents.


?B 16     
File  16:Gale Group PROMT(R) 1990-2006/May 16
  (c) 2006 The Gale Group 
      Set  Items  Description
      ---  -----  -----------
?S PAXIL
     S1    1561  PAXIL

?S S1 AND PATENTS/EN 1561  S1  41518  PATENTS/EN   S2      44  S1 AND PATENTS/EN


3. TYPE
a few records using the KWIC format to see your keywords in the context of the articles.

Note the listing of drugs either off or coming off patent protection.


?T S2/6,K/1-2 
  2/6,K/1  
DIALOG(R)File  16:(c) 2006 The Gale Group. All rts. reserv. 
12934689 Supplier Number: 142164647 (USE FORMAT 7 FOR FULLTEXT)
 Waiting to hit the generic jackpot; As patents expire on big 
brand-name drugs, generic versions are likely to bring savings 
to consumers and health plans, plus greater profits to 
pharmacies.(BUSINESS) 
Feb 15, 2006
Word Count:   1027

...     already have gone generic:
     Brand name     Brand  price    Generic price
     Celexa            $82.18          $21.55
     Paxil             $88.52          $53.65
     Prilosec         $121.11          $53.05
     Ritalin SR        $54.31          $22.75...

EVENT NAMES:  *370  ( Patents  & copyrights)
  2/6,K/2  
DIALOG(R)File  16:(c) 2006 The Gale Group. All rts. reserv. 
12643646 Supplier Number: 135648163(USE FORMAT 7 FOR FULLTEXT)
Strategies for extending the life of patents: to maximize 
patent term, seek patent protection for new formulations, 
new methods of use, and potential combination products.  
March, 2005
Word Count:   2003 
...     Zocor               Merck            $6.2     2005
        Zoloft              Pfizer           $2.9     2005
        Ambien              Sanofi           $1.5     2006
        Paxil           GlaxoSmithKline      $3.3     2006
        Oxycontin       Purdue Pharma        $1.5     2006
        Pravachol    Bristol Myers Squibb    $1... 
EVENT NAMES:  *010  (Forecasts, trends, outlooks); 370  
( Patents & copyrights); 930  (Government regulation)


4. TYPE the record in FULL format (T S2/9/1) to see tables and statistics.

Note statistics for price of brand and generic drug, top drugs with manufacturer and sales data going generic.


BIG SAVINGS 
     Cost comparison of drugs that already have 
gone generic: 
     Brand name     Brand  price    Generic price
     Celexa           $82.18          $21.55
     Paxil            $88.52          $53.65
     Prilosec        $121.11          $53.05
     Ritalin SR       $54.31          $22.75
     Wellbutrin      $136.67          $86.05
Source:  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota 
     TOP SELLING DRUGS GOING GENERIC 
     Drug          Manufacturer                 2004 sales
     Zocor         Merck & Co.                 $5.5 billion
     Zoloft        Pfizer Inc.                 $3 billion
     Pravachol     Bristol-Myers Squibb Corp.  $1.9 billion
     Ambien        Sanofi-Aventos              $1.8 billion
     Zofran        GlaxoSmithKline             $1.2 billion
     Adderall XR   Shire Richwood              $730 million
     Provigil      Cephalon Inc.               $420 million
     Proscar       Merck & Co.                 $400 million

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