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GlaxoKlineSmith Ranitidine Patent Expires

1997 — In 1997, GlaxoKlineSmith’s U.S. patent for ranitidine expired.  Competitors were now able to create generic alternatives. Reference:  “Timeline: Popular Heartburn Medicine Zantac Pulled off Store Shelves.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 21 Oct. 2019, www.reuters.com/article/us-health-fda-heartburn-timeline/timeline-popular-heartburn-medicine-zantac-pulled-off-store-shelves-idUSKBN1X014E.

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Taxotere Approved by FDA

May 1996 – Taxotere was approved for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Reference: “Taxotere Gets FDA Approval for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer.” Cancer Network, www.cancernetwork.com/view/taxotere-gets-fda-approval-treatment-advanced-breast-cancer

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Zantac Experiences Exponential Growth

1988 — In 1988, Zantac became the world’s best selling drug and one of the first drugs to ever top $1 billion in annual sales. Reference:  “Timeline: Popular Heartburn Medicine Zantac Pulled off Store Shelves.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 21 Oct. 2019, www.reuters.com/article/us-health-fda-heartburn-timeline/timeline-popular-heartburn-medicine-zantac-pulled-off-store-shelves-idUSKBN1X014E.

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Zantac Approved by FDA

1983 — Zantac was first approved by the FDA and sold in the U.S. in 1983. Reference:  “Timeline: Popular Heartburn Medicine Zantac Pulled off Store Shelves.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 21 Oct. 2019, www.reuters.com/article/us-health-fda-heartburn-timeline/timeline-popular-heartburn-medicine-zantac-pulled-off-store-shelves-idUSKBN1X014E.

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Roundup Hits The Market

1974 — Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup hit the market in 1974. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/.

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Monsanto Develops Roundup

1970 — Monsanto developed glyphosate as an herbicide in 1970.  The company patented glyphosate as a weed killer in 1970 and kept the patent until 2000. Reference:  Moncivais, Katy. “Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: 2020 Updates & Settlements.” Consumer Safety, 8 Jan. 2021, www.consumersafety.org/product-lawsuits/roundup/.

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