Frontline Patent Infringement

We have had inquiries about the “generic” form of “Frontline Plus.”  It turns out that there may be some actual law-breaking going on.  Read the announcement below:

Frontline Plus is effective against fleas and ticks PLUS it kills the eggs and larvae of fleas with its insect growth regulator.

Frontline Plus is effective against fleas and ticks PLUS it kills the eggs and larvae of fleas with its insect growth regulator.

Merial announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reconfirmed the patentability of formulation claims covering Merial’s FRONTLINE® Plus. “The ultimate result is that we expect some of the products infringing the formulation claims to be removed from the market,” said Dr. Judy Jarecki-Black, Esq., Merial’s head of Intellectual Property.

 As always, caveat emptor.

You may have wondered why I have such strong reservations about online and catalog pharmacies.  Here is a case in which people blatantly took the formulation of an existing product and proceeded to illegally produce their own version.  I trust the Merial company, and I purchase our Frontline Plus directly from them.  That way I don’t have to worry about getting counterfeit product.  I deal with a person I know and trust.

By purchasing your pet’s medications from your veterinarian you, too, are dealing with a person you know and trust with your pet’s safety.

In addition, you are keeping your business local, which is always appreciated.

See you tomorrow, Dr. Randolph.

2 comments

  1. Janet says:

    Do you have any info on how well Trifexis works – side effects, effectiveness, etc.?

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