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Generic VPRIV Availability

VPRIV is a brand name of velaglucerase alfa, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa - injectable;iv (infusion))

  • Manufacturer: SHIRE HUMAN GENETIC
    Approval date: February 26, 2010
    Strength(s): 400 UNITS/VIAL

VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa - powder;iv (infusion))

  • Manufacturer: SHIRE HUMAN GENETIC
    Approval date: February 26, 2010
    Strength(s): 200 UNITS/VIAL

Has a generic version of VPRIV been approved?

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

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of VPRIV. 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 Exclusivities

Exclusivity is exclusive marketing rights granted by the FDA upon approval of a drug and can run concurrently with a patent or not. Exclusivity is a statutory provision and is granted to an NDA applicant if statutory requirements are met.

  • Exclusivity expiration dates:
    • November 21, 2016 - ADDITION OF INFORMATION ON LONG-TERM TREATMENT WITH VPRIV IN THE CLINICAL TRIALS SECTION OF THE PACKAGE INSERT

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.
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