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Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings By Ed Silverman.When Dr. Louis Kraus, a chief of child psychiatry at a hospital in Chicago, writes prescriptions for patients who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, he often chooses Concerta, an extended-release form of the drug Ritalin that gives patients relief from their symptoms for as long as 12 hours.
He was unconcerned when, a few years ago, pharmacies began substituting lower-cost generic alternatives for brand-name Concerta — after all, generic drugs are widely seen as effective and account for the overwhelming majority of prescriptions filled nationwide.
His feelings changed last November, however, when the Food and Drug Administration announced that two of the three available Concerta generics, one made by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and the other by UCB, could no longer be considered the equivalent of the brand and, in most states, could not be automatically substituted by pharmacies for the brand name. The agency said that although it considered the drugs to be safe, its own lab tests and other analyses suggested that their effectiveness began to wear off much more quickly — after about seven hours.
That time frame is important, because the pill can be taken only once a day. The agency allowed the companies to continue selling their drugs, but gave them six months to either prove the drugs were equivalent, or remove them from the market.
Seven months later, the deadline has passed and the drugs are still being sold. Major pharmacies like CVS and Rite Aid continue to stock them, and together the drugs have managed to hold on to about 30 percent of the market.
A third product, sold by Actavis, was found to be equivalent to the brand. Krauswho is the chief of child psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. The lack of action by the F. UCB has said it submitted new information last week that will show it is equivalent to Concerta, although it has not shared that information publicly.
Both companies say they have no plans to withdraw their products. A spokeswoman for the F. In part, the dispute reflects the controversy around the ability of generic companies to reproduce extended-release drugs, which require more technical expertise to manufacture. The F. When Concerta was approved init was welcomed by doctors because it eliminated the need for patients to take Ritalin three times a day. Previous efforts at developing long-acting forms of the drug had not been as successful.
Under F. The manufacturers must instead prove that their products release the drug into the body at the same rate as the brand-name drug. The Mallinckrodt and UCB products use different techniques, which may account for the shorter effectiveness. When word of the F. Instead, Mallinckrodt went on the offensive.
And Actavis, now the only approved substitute for Concerta, raised its prices. Kraus, the child psychiatrist, said he still fielded regular calls from pharmacies and some insurers asking him to change his prescriptions so they can dispense the cheaper generics — drugs that he considers inferior. Kraus said. DeAngelis, denied that the company was directing pharmacies to ask doctors to switch their prescriptions. He would not comment on suggestions by some that pharmacies and insurers are motivated to sell the cheaper brands because they reap financial benefits from doing so.
He said CVS was dispensing more of the Actavis product than the other two versions. Rite Aid would not comment on its financial arrangements with the generic companies, or on whether its pharmacists were asking doctors to switch prescriptions. A spokeswoman for Walgreens said the Actavis product had been its preferred generic sincealthough it continues to stock the other two versions because some doctors write prescriptions for them; more than 99 percent of its extended-release prescriptions were filled with the Actavis product in May.
In November, Actavis held about 50 percent of the market for generic Concerta, according to an analysis Mr.If you have the correct NDC code then it is easier to see if the pharmacy can order it for you. These are the same products but have different NDC codes. Epic Pharma LLC now manufactures and distributes this form of adderall. The inactive ingredients, tablet colors, and tablet sizes listed are still the same, but the tablet markings are different.
Shire is still making the authrorized generics for the following three companies which is distributed under the name of said company: Sandoz Global Prasco this version had a bad run of batches last year and was well documented on numerous other boards aside this one.
Hopefully as of this has since been corrected An authorized generic is identical and supposed to be the exact same formulation as the brand, but simply distributed under a different pharmaceutical name for less cost. Therefore Sandoz, Global, and Prasco XR are supposed to be the exact same thing as brand name shire without the added cost.
Does anyone know where I can find the new Epic Pharma generics in California? Originally Posted by BlackWarrior. Sponsored Links. Black Warrior, here is some more info for you. Remember, they are only manufacturing the 5mg, 15mg, and 30mg tablet sizes. So if you are taking a different amount you may need your prescriber to adjust your script. After years of taking only the name brand Adderall XR, I tried the Sandoz generic a few months ago and it was like I wasn't even on any meds.
I don't know how that can be if Shire is making the generic. Is it the same formulation as Adderall XR or a special, slightly different formulation for the generic? Last edited by imsogladd; at PM. I'm low key freaking out right now that Epic Pharma is finally out.
If anyone has a lead as to which Pharmacy is buying them please let us know!Mallinckrodt's Key Drug Could Be at Risk of Big Pharma Watchdogs
I live in WA St. I'm not sure but it's been too long. I'll have to call around and see if any pharmacy in the area has this if so I'll ask my Dr.
Originally Posted by imsogladd. Originally Posted by DawgHawk Originally Posted by MyAchillesheel. Originally Posted by Greyhound1. That was a lot of work and research you provided.
However, for legal purposes she could not confirm or verify who or which entity has or had purchased the generic adderall they manufacture. What you have to do is take the NDC codes provided in the previous links and ask your pharmacies to run those codes to check and see if it shows up as available in their systems. I have not tried Walgreens, Walmart or Rite aid yet. Distribution will be regional so you have to check on your own for availability.
Good luck It will take persistence and patience to find it. Thank you. I carried a watermelon? Has anyone been able to get Sandoz ir since like March?
My pharmacy has said the company has not been able to make it for this long. If you are unhappy with anything.I have been on generic Adderall for over three years now, and for the past year and a half or so have been on 30mg tablets. When I was first prescribed 30mg tabs I got the round pink tabs, then a few months later I started getting the round orange tabs, and have been getting those every month since.
However, when I picked up my script for this month this past weds at Rite Aid, I realized they were different. I truly thought nothing of it. This evening, I finally decided, enough was enough. I tried to contact my pharmacy, but they were closed already for the day, very unfortunate I really hope the pharmacy is able to help somehow Any comments or advice anyone would be willing to share, would be so much appreciated. Thank you so much! Hopefully everything ends up working out for you.
My last 2 prescriptions were manufactured by Mallinckrodt. I spoke to the pharmacist and they only sell what they have available.
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All I know is I will ask for the manufacturer before I fill my next prescription, or just pay the extra money for the non-generic Adderall. The last 3 times I filled my prescription, I received the Mallinckrodt generic of Adderall. I have been on Adderall for almost 10 years and have tried all the name brand and generic varieties, all of which for the most part, I have had no complaints about.
I discovered this forum detailing the Mallinckrodt nightmare when, at my wit's end, I decided to Google the pharmaceutical company's generic version of Adderall. All comments mirror my experience with the drug and confirm my suspicions: Mallinckrodt's "Adderall" is not only an inadequate substitute in its generic form, but is also potentially dangerous. I, too, suffered mightily while taking this little white pill. However, my initial concern was that the thing could not be split cleanly in half.
I often break my tablets into two, saving one for later in the day--a habit that, in the Mallinckrodt case, resulted in half a pill and a palmful of powdered dust. As it turned out, a clean cut was negligible in the light of, what I consider to be, the generic's psychotropic hazards.
Under its influence, I morphed into Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Episodic bouts of rage and tears became daily occurrences. Furthermore, in order to quell the intensity of these outbursts, I unwisely ratcheted up my alprazolam intake. My knee-jerk response resulted in a supply deficit of the generic Xanax before month's end and the beginning of withdrawal symptoms.
My most recent refills of the Adderall generic have been manufactured by Teva and Sandoz. What a world of happy difference! And while I intend to withdraw from alprazolam, that's not why I'm here.Already a subscriber? Log in or Activate your account. Mallinckrodt has lost a lawsuit that challenged a Food and Drug Administration reclassification of one of its generic drugs. The U. District Court in in Greenbelt, Md.
Mallinckrodt is considering an appeal, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday. In November, the FDA reclassified the drug so it could no longer be automatically swapped out at the pharmacy level for patients seeking a cheaper alternative to the brand name. Mallinckrodt argued it essentially was like pulling the drug from the market, and, officials said, the law requires due notice and a hearing before a drug can be pulled.
The FDA argued the drug was not a true substitute to the brand name, citing numerous adverse events and complaints about the drug that were reported after its December approval. Want to stay smart about what's happening in St. Make a modest investment in a Post-Dispatch subscription and I'll tell you how developments around the world affect local businesses big and small.
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Mallinckrodt Adderall vs. Teva/Barr Adderall (30 mg)?
What's New? Please help! Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 30 of Join Date Jul Location. Posts 4. New Generic Adderall Yesterday when I left the doctor, i took my prescription of Adderall to the same chain of pharmacy I always use.
I have been taking Adderall for as long as its been out. It was a godsend compare to Ritalin. Well yesterday, the pharmacy only had a few of the blue generic tablets left, and gave me the rest in a new tablet that I had to ask what it was?? My co-pay is so high on the BRAND, that I cant afford the "real" adderall anymore but have been doin ok with the "blue" tablets. My husband almost took me to the ER. This new Generic made me tons worse than I am without my adderall.
I couldnt focus, I was awful, and had to take something to help me calm down. Just the opposite of what adderall is suppose to do.
What can I do about this?? I cant go the whole month with these awful generic adderalls?? I know you cant take medicine back.
My husband said he didnt care if he had to pay cash for them. New link shows the color and info on generic adderall pill that makes me so sick[xx ].
Posts 2. Shire makes the real adderall, and the effects of its 10 and 20 mg, the only two ive triedare about the same, very clean "speed" feeling.
Join Date May Posts 1. Generic makeup I take adderall and I also work for Shire Pharmaceuticals So you may be getting less of the amphetamine salt mix or more which can effect how well it works I would attribute that to the sickness. I tried that same generic one time also.
It was awful, didn't work whatsoever. I haven't taken the Brand name Adderall in so long and miss it.