Tuesday, November 06, 2007

FDA Rejects Generic Lovenox

As usual, the FDA has protected big pharma over its generic competitors. This time, the FDA denied an application from Momenta Pharmaceuticals for a generic version of Lovenox. Lovenox is a particularly personal medication for my family. At $30/day (our cost, insurance paid $70/day) for 2 years while we were having our first child, the pain of fraudulent patents and FDA protection of big pharma hit all too close to home. Now, maybe...MAYBE...there really was something wrong with the drug, but then again, isn't there ALWAYS something wrong with drugs even if they're approved by the FDA? Pondemin, Vioxx, Celebrex...the list goes on and on. Are they protecting us, or are they protecting corporations?

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At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a single mom having to pay out of pocket retail price. Had to use Visa.. to buy Lovenox tonight. Things are really hard out here..

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Hap Moorii said...

If you qualify financially, Aventis does have programs to help you with the cost of Lovenox. We didn't qualify, but I thought I'd mention it just in case you do.

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Hap Moorii said...

btw, sorry to hear this drug has bitten someone else. If you can get Doctors to cooperate (ours wouldn't), you can find it for 1/3rd the price in Canada.


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