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ArizonaLove

Valtrex?

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ArizonaLove

Okay so I know they make some cheaper stuff than valtrex, but I tried the avoclear or whatever and it didn't help at all. I was wondering if anyone knew how long valtrex has been on the market? I heard once that a drug has 5 years to make up the amount it cost to research in sales before they are allowed to make a generic version that has the same stuff as the real stuff... Any one know any details on how that is going with valtrex??? Thanks!!! :)

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JBnATL

The patent for Valtrex expires this year

but there are several issues that could extend the patent and prevent another company from making a generic version of it.

Good luck!

JB

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