Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Celebrex can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.
Why the delay? Before a company’s patent on a drug expires, generics manufacturers often race to file lawsuits to challenge the patent. The company that wins gets a six-month exclusive to sell the drug, so prices don’t drop until there’s more competition. And, in some cases, the maker of the brand-name drug undercuts competitors by jumping into the generic market early. “They can come out with their own version—an ‘authorized generic’—just before the patent expires to keep prices higher,” Schondelmeyer said. Whoever is first wins big, he notes: Drugstores are likely to stick with one manufacturer for at least six months.