The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Prilosec, Nexium and Stereoisomers
June 23, 2003 (Issue: 1159)Recently pharmaceutical manufacturers have marketed a stereoisomer of a successful drug nearing patent expiration as a new drug. Examples, such as esomeprazole (Nexium) , levalbuterol (Xopenex), escitalopram (Lexapro) and dexmethylphenidate
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