Generic Targretin Availability

Targretin is a brand name of bexarotene, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

TARGRETIN (bexarotene - capsule;oral)

  • Manufacturer: VALEANT LUXEMBOURG
    Approval date: December 29, 1999
    Strength(s): 75MG [RLD]

Has a generic version of Targretin been approved?

No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Targretin available in the United States.

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Targretin. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.

See also: About generic drugs.

Related Patents

Patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at any time during a drug's development and may include a wide range of claims.

  • Compounds having selective activity for Retinoid X Receptors, and means for modulation of processes mediated by Retinoid X Receptors
    Patent 5,780,676
    Issued: July 14, 1998
    Inventor(s): Boehm; Marcus F. & Heyman; Richard A. & Zhi; Lin & Hwang; Chan Kou & White; Steve & Nadzan; Alex
    Assignee(s): Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Compounds, compositions, and methods for modulating processes mediated by Retinoid X Receptors using retinoid-like compounds which have activity selective for members of the subclass of Retinoid X Receptors (RXRs), in preference to members of the subclass of Retinoic Acid Receptors (RARs). Examples of such compounds are bicyclic benzyl, pyridinyl, thiophene, furanyl, pyrrole, and poiyenoic acid derivatives including carbocyclic polyenoic acids. The disclosed methods employ compounds for modulating processes selectively mediated by Retinoid X Receptors.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • July 14, 2015
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF CUTANEOUS T-CELL LYMPHOMA IN PATIENTS WHO ARE REFRACTORY TO AT LEAST ONE PRIOR SYSTEMIC THERAPY
  • Compounds having selective activity for retinoid X receptors, and means for modulation of processes mediated by retinoid X receptors
    Patent 5,962,731
    Issued: October 5, 1999
    Inventor(s): Boehm; Marcus F. & Heyman; Richard A.
    Assignee(s): Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
    Compounds, compositions, and methods for modulating processes mediated by Retinoid X Receptors using retinoid-like compounds which have activity selective for members of the subclass of Retinoid X Receptors (RXRs), in preference to members of the subclass of Retinoic Acid Receptors (RARs). Examples of such compounds are bicyclic benzyl, pyridinyl, thiophene, furanyl, and pyrrole derivatives. The disclosed methods employ compounds for modulating processes selectively mediated by Retinoid X Receptors.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • October 5, 2016
      ✓ 
      Patent use: TREATMENT OF CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF CUTANEOUS T-CELL LYMPHOMA IN PATIENTS WHO ARE REFRACTORY TO AT LEAST ONE PRIOR SYSTEMIC THERAPY

Glossary

TermDefinition
Drug PatentA drug patent is assigned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and assigns exclusive legal right to the patent holder to protect the proprietary chemical formulation. The patent assigns exclusive legal right to the inventor or patent holder, and may include entities such as the drug brand name, trademark, product dosage form, ingredient formulation, or manufacturing process A patent usually expires 20 years from the date of filing, but can be variable based on many factors, including development of new formulations of the original chemical, and patent infringement litigation.
Drug ExclusivityExclusivity is the sole marketing rights granted by the FDA to a manufacturer upon the approval of a drug and may run simultaneously with a patent. Exclusivity periods can run from 180 days to seven years depending upon the circumstance of the exclusivity grant.
RLDA Reference Listed Drug (RLD) is an approved drug product to which new generic versions are compared to show that they are bioequivalent. A drug company seeking approval to market a generic equivalent must refer to the Reference Listed Drug in its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). By designating a single reference listed drug as the standard to which all generic versions must be shown to be bioequivalent, FDA hopes to avoid possible significant variations among generic drugs and their brand name counterpart.
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