Launch of Generic Nexium

Released: 02/17/2015   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Manager

The generic equivalent of Nexium (esomeprazole) has been released, following FDA approval. Nexium treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. At the time of this announcement, one manufacturer has received the approval to market the generic. It is anticipated the initial demand of the generic esomeprazole will exceed the initial supply available. Consequently, pricing for the initial launch of the generic will be slightly less or equal to the price of the brand Nexium. As more manufacturers enter the market, the cost of the generic esomeprazole will decrease.

Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA have the same high quality and strength as brand-name drugs. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand-name drugs.

Over the next 30 days, Carlisle Medical will be contacting physicians to inform them that the generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole) is available. Our management makes a difference.

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