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From: "Kevin Farlee"
Date: 2010-09-18 16:54:35 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Any FDA okayed Leuprolide Acetate depot AS THE GENERIC?
To: <>

> Generic alternatives, with FDA approval, are indeed available. And as I
attempted to point out

> in my previous post, but apparently failed to do, the company that
manufactures Lupride

>(which I've been using in my ferrets for near two years) is FDA approved to
do so.

Generic equivalents to leuprolide acetate are available and approved by the

Generic equivalents to the sustained release Luppron depot are NOT

If you read through this document:

you'll see the label for this generic, which specifies that it is for daily
use, not monthly.

Non-sustained release lupron is not therapeutic for ferrets with adrenal
disease (unless you're injecting daily)

Kevin Farlee

[Yes, the patents for the capsules that allow time
release do not expire until 2014 and 2016, so there
is not an FDA accepted generic of the time release

People should see:

Patent holders have these options:
They can let a patent stand, they can create a
modification which keeps things out of the
generic market even longer, or if they are the
patent holders and think their profits may be
higher by moving to a generic sales format
they can ask that their own patent restrictions
be finished early.

The person who originally asked and was thinking
of buying through a "Canadian Store" found out
on checking that ALSO the drug was made in
Asia for a European company which then had a
"Canadian Internet Store". She decided not to buy.

Here is information on why the daily form of this
class of drug can backfire and make things worse:

-- Moderator]


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