Generic Lipitor, PTV News: May 20, 2010




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Video title: Generic Lipitor, PTV News: May 20, 2010
Released on: May 20, 2010. © PharmaVentures Ltd
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3 generic drug makers given go-ahead to launch their versions of world's best selling drug
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Nigel Borshell
Senior Advisor
PharmaVentures

Nigel has over 30 years experience in Life Sciences including senior international commercial management roles in diagnostics and biotechnology gained at drug testing specialists Syva Company, Hoechst’s Behring division, US diagnostics giant Dade Behring, and as European Business Development Director for California-based Cepheid. Nigel is the author of numerous Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry reports, papers and articles. At PharmaVentures, Nigel specialises in valuation methodologies, deal structure modelling, and pricing policies.
Apotex
Apotex is a Canadian pharmaceutical corporation. Founded in 1974, the company is the largest producer of generic drugs in Canada. The company has two main divisions: medical research and development; and biotechnology.
Pfizer
Pfizer Incorporated is a pharmaceutical company, ranking number one in sales in the world. The company is based in New York City, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It produces Lipitor (atorvastatin, used to lower blood cholesterol); the neuropathic pain/fibromyalgia drug Lyrica (pregabalin); the oral antifungal medication Diflucan (fluconazole), the antibiotic Zithromax (azithromycin), Viagra (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction, and the anti-inflammatory Celebrex (celecoxib) (also known as Celebra in some countries outside the USA and Canada, mainly in South America).
Teva
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Petah Tikva, Israel. It specializes in generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. It is among the largest generic drug manufacturers in the world and one of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
Watson Pharmaceuticals
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated is the 5th largest pharmaceutical company in the United States based on number of prescriptions dispensed. Based in Corona, California, Watson's Generics division markets over 150 pharmaceutical product families, including one of the largest lines of oral contraceptives in the industry, as well as the generic version of the popular and highly dispensed opiate narcotic pain medication, Vicodin, Hydrocodone Bitartrate/APAP tablets.
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