Who Currently Manufactures Brand-Name Arimidex?
I have been taking brand-name Arimidex for a few years. I buy it from the mail-order Eagle Pharmacy through Arimidex Direct, which was originally run by AstraZeneca, the British company that created and originally manufactured the drug. For the last couple of year, the Minnesota drug company ANI has distributed the drug, and claimed to manufacture it in the U.S. But I just learned from a rep at ANI that ANI NEVER manufactured the drug; it only bought the distribution rights. And Arimidex is also no longer manufactured by AstraZeneca, which apparently sold all the rights to a French company in 2019.
So I'm paying $60 a month for a supposedly brand-name drug that is NOT manufactured in the U.S. (or England). And I could be taking a generic drug for a few dollars a month. ANI is the only "manufacturer" name that appears on the label of the pill container.
Is anyone else using Arimidex Direct, and are you aware of the misrepresentation of where and by whom this drug is manufactured? At this point, I have no idea who manufactures this "brand-name" form of anastrozole.