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#1 miracleseeker


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:58 PM

Dr Okun,

Is it just me or have you noticed new drugs coming are just extended releases of old ones? Namenda is coming out with one soon and I read Amantadine is too. This doesn't really give hope to people who are expecting something entirely new to try. Don't forget Rytary. That's also an extended release of Sinemet basically right?

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:43 AM

It is true that companies with reformulate to extended releases particularly as patents are expiring. Rytary actually has a new bead technology so it kinda interesting. I think this practice has been going on for many years, but it does not diminish my hope for the other drugs in the pipeline.

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