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September 25th, 2012

Another One Bites the Dust: Diovan Patent Expires but Generic Valsartan Is MIA

Although the patent on valsartan (Diovan, Novartis) expired last Friday, a generic version of the popular antihypertensive drug has yet to make it to market. By contrast, a generic version of Diovan HCT, the combination of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide, was recently launched by generic drug maker Mylan. As reported on Pharmalot, Ranbaxy, the embattled generic drug maker, holds the exclusive […]