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September 16, 2007



This comment is directed to the subject of Ranbaxy going after the patent on Lipitor. I find it hard to believe that Pfizer is going to let the patent on the number one selling drug in the world expire 1 second early. But on the other hand, this opportunity is too big for Ranbaxy to pass up. A favorable verdict would give them exclusive rights to sell a generic version of the medicine, for a limited period, at a price that is well below Lipitor's but gives Ranbaxy a huge profit margin.

So Ranbaxy will fight, and Pfizer will win. To the deepest pockets go the spoils.

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