Oracea (40mg doxycycline)

Oracea is a once per day 40mg (30mg immediate release and 10mg delayed release) doxycycline treatment for the papules and pustles of rosacea. Galderma promote Oracea as superior to 50mg a day of generic doxycycline because Oracea is a low enough dose to be promoted as an `anti-inflamatory only’ treatment and not suffering from potential problems of higher doses of antibiotics.

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Galderma wanting to show Oracea Maintains Rosacea Remission

A recently posted proposed Clinical Trial has me thinking that Galderma wants to be able to market Oracea as a product to Maintain Rosacea Remission. First Some History In 1998, Archives of Dermatology published a much quoted paper Topical Metronidazole Maintains Remissions of Rosacea. (the PDF of the full paper is available online). The premise […]

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An interesting note from the detailed interim judgement in the ongoing patent dispute between Galderma and Mylan. As part of the proceedings Mylan looked at the on-going Oracea sales and projected that Galderma can expect to receive around $260 million in 2011. MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC., v.  GALDERMA LABORATORIES, L.P.; et. al. Mylan projected that Oracea’s […]

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Mylan Violates The Chang Patent for Oracea

Another step in the ongoing battle between Galderma and Mylan over the right to manufacture generic Oracea. A judge has declared that Mylan infringes 1 of the patents that protects Oracea from generic copies. Some History In July 2010, Mylan was banned from selling generic Oracea, despite having regulatory approval, pending the outcome of the […]

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A systematic review of the available rosacea research confirms that Metrogel, Finacea and Oracea are effective for moderate to severe rosacea. One study further found cyclosporine 0.05% ophthalmic emulsion effective for ocular rosacea. This review looked at the published results of 58 trials to note bias and construct a high level summary of the results. […]

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Galderma blocking Impax making Generic Oracea

The last we heard from Impax Laboratories was in late 2009 when they had filed an Abbreviated New Drug  Application (ANDA 91-447) to produce a generic version of Oracea. A recent filing in  Delaware shows Galderma attempting to block the production of Generic Oracea by invoking the protection of Patent 7,749,532. Galderma claim that this […]

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