Monday, December 14, 2009

Abbott Labs Looks to TriLipix and Certriad for Future Success'

The success behind Abbott Laboratories’ (ABT-$53.78) patent-expiry settlement with Teva Pharmaceutical is that it buys the drug maker more time to switch patients from its blockbuster drug TriCor to the brand sequel TriLipix.

Efforts to broaden the commercial appeal of Abbott’s lipid franchise, which also includes Niaspan (extended-release niacin) and Simcor (simvastatin/niacin extended release), hinges on a fixed-dose combination of TriLipix and Crestor, to be called Certriad.

What are the competitive threats coming down the pipeline? Continue Reading at BNET Pharma….

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