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Buprenorphine - Generic Drug Details


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What are the generic sources for buprenorphine and what is the scope of freedom to operate?

Buprenorphine is the generic ingredient in fourteen branded drugs marketed by Alvogen, Amneal, Aveva, Mylan Tech Viatris, Watson Labs Teva, Purdue Pharma Lp, Braeburn, Indivior, Bdsi, Titan Pharms, Am Regent, Hikma, Hospira, Par Sterile Products, Actavis Elizabeth, Barr, Ethypharm, Mylan, Rhodes Pharms, Rubicon, Sun Pharm, Dr Reddys Labs Sa, Mylan Technologies, Teva Pharms Usa, Alkem Labs Ltd, Amneal Pharms, Ethypharm Usa Corp, Lannett Co Inc, Specgx Llc, Wes Pharma Inc, and Orexo Us Inc, and is included in forty-eight NDAs. There are forty patents protecting this compound and two Paragraph IV challenges. Additional information is available in the individual branded drug profile pages.

Buprenorphine has one hundred and seventy-four patent family members in thirty-five countries.

There are twenty-nine drug master file entries for buprenorphine. Nine suppliers are listed for this compound. There are two tentative approvals for this compound.

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Recent Clinical Trials for buprenorphine

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SponsorPhase
Gangnam Severance HospitalN/A
Washington University School of MedicinePhase 3
Loyola UniversityPhase 4

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Generic filers with tentative approvals for BUPRENORPHINE
Applicant Application No. Strength Dosage Form
⤷  Try a Trial⤷  Try a TrialEQ 8MG BASE;EQ 2MG BASEFILM;BUCCAL, SUBLINGUAL
⤷  Try a Trial⤷  Try a TrialEQ 2.9MG BASE;EQ 0.71MG BASETABLET;SUBLINGUAL
⤷  Try a Trial⤷  Try a TrialEQ 11.4MG BASE;EQ 2.9MG BASETABLET;SUBLINGUAL

The 'tentative' approval signifies that the product meets all FDA standards for marketing, and, but for the patents / regulatory protections, it would approved.

Pharmacology for buprenorphine
Drug ClassPartial Opioid Agonist
Mechanism of ActionPartial Opioid Agonists
Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Categories for buprenorphine
Paragraph IV (Patent) Challenges for BUPRENORPHINE
Tradename Dosage Ingredient Strength NDA ANDAs Submitted Submissiondate
BUTRANS Transdermal System buprenorphine 15 mcg/hr 021306 1 2013-12-16
BUTRANS Transdermal System buprenorphine 5 mcg/hr 10 mcg/hr 20 mcg/hr 021306 1 2013-06-06

US Patents and Regulatory Information for buprenorphine

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Exclusivity Expiration
Indivior SUBOXONE buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride FILM;BUCCAL, SUBLINGUAL 022410-001 Aug 30, 2010 AB RX Yes No ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial Y ⤷  Try a Trial
Orexo Us Inc ZUBSOLV buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride TABLET;SUBLINGUAL 204242-006 Oct 4, 2016 RX Yes No ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial Y ⤷  Try a Trial
Indivior SUBLOCADE buprenorphine SOLUTION, EXTENDED RELEASE;SUBCUTANEOUS 209819-001 Nov 30, 2017 RX Yes No ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial
Indivior SUBLOCADE buprenorphine SOLUTION, EXTENDED RELEASE;SUBCUTANEOUS 209819-002 Nov 30, 2017 RX Yes Yes ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial
Bdsi BELBUCA buprenorphine hydrochloride FILM;BUCCAL 207932-006 Oct 23, 2015 RX Yes No ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial Y ⤷  Try a Trial
>Applicant >Tradename >Generic Name >Dosage >NDA >Approval Date >TE >Type >RLD >RS >Patent No. >Patent Expiration >Product >Substance >Delist Req. >Exclusivity Expiration

Expired US Patents for buprenorphine

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Patent No. Patent Expiration
Purdue Pharma Lp BUTRANS buprenorphine FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE;TRANSDERMAL 021306-002 Jun 30, 2010 ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial
Purdue Pharma Lp BUTRANS buprenorphine FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE;TRANSDERMAL 021306-003 Jun 30, 2010 ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial
Purdue Pharma Lp BUTRANS buprenorphine FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE;TRANSDERMAL 021306-002 Jun 30, 2010 ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial
Purdue Pharma Lp BUTRANS buprenorphine FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE;TRANSDERMAL 021306-005 Jun 30, 2014 ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial
Purdue Pharma Lp BUTRANS buprenorphine FILM, EXTENDED RELEASE;TRANSDERMAL 021306-003 Jun 30, 2010 ⤷  Try a Trial ⤷  Try a Trial
>Applicant >Tradename >Generic Name >Dosage >NDA >Approval Date >Patent No. >Patent Expiration

EU/EMA Drug Approvals for buprenorphine

Company Drugname Inn Product Number / Indication Status Generic Biosimilar Orphan Marketing Authorisation Marketing Refusal
L. Molteni & C. dei Fratelli Alitti Società di Esercizio S.p.A. Sixmo buprenorphine EMEA/H/C/004743
Sixmo is indicated for substitution treatment for opioid dependence in clinically stable adult patients who require no more than 8 mg/day of sublingual buprenorphine, within a framework of medical, social and psychological treatment.
Authorised no no no 2019-06-19
Camurus AB Buvidal buprenorphine EMEA/H/C/004651
Treatment of opioid dependence within a framework of medical, social and psychological treatment. Treatment is intended for use in adults and adolescents aged 16 years or over.
Authorised no no no 2018-11-20
>Company >Drugname >Inn >Product Number / Indication >Status >Generic >Biosimilar >Orphan >Marketing Authorisation >Marketing Refusal

International Patents for buprenorphine

Country Patent Number Title Estimated Expiration
Colombia 7190238 Formulaciones de opioides ⤷  Try a Trial
Israel 289157 הרכבי אופיואידים (Opioid formulations) ⤷  Try a Trial
United Kingdom 0412530 ⤷  Try a Trial
European Patent Office 1848403 FORMULATIONS BIOADHESIVES TOPIQUES (TOPICAL BIOADHESIVE FORMULATIONS) ⤷  Try a Trial
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 2018229551 ⤷  Try a Trial
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