launch a "new and improved" formulation just before a drug gets generic competition

Manufacturers frequently launch a "new and improved" formulation just before a drug gets generic competition.

Some are improvements...some are not.

Requip XL can be given once a day for Parkinson's...instead of TID for generic ropinirole. Requip XL may cause less on-off fluctuations...but it costs 3 times more than generic.

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