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  •  First BC pill? (0+ / 0-)

    I know what Premarin is and I know a bit about how it's made, but I still don't see any direct connection to this diary.

    The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

    by Mr Robert on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 01:34:33 PM PDT

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    •  This diary is about an effort (1+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice

      to keep generic equivalents of biologic drugs off the market.

      Personally, I'd love to see generic equivalents released for the biologic drugs like Lantus and Humalog. They are extremely expensive even with insurance and allowing generics would bring the prices way down for many of us.

      The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

      by Mr Robert on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 01:38:25 PM PDT

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    •  It is expensive to study (0+ / 0-)

      Pharmaceutical companies own farms. Replicating that particular study has not been cheap enough to replicate.

      There is not a generic equivalent and the dubious bio-equivalent test may be the reason.

      No other class of drugs fifty years old lacks a generic cheap product.

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