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Industry News

Auburn continually updates our product portfolio, ensuring that we are offering the most current generics that are available in the market. What’s more, our commitment to consumer and product safety is unparalleled - we notify customers of manufacturer recalls immediately and our protocols align with FDA regulations.

Presidents Update January 2019

We just completed our yearly meetings with suppliers and bid process and it’s looking like 2019 is going to be a great year for generics, for Auburn, and ultimately for our customers!

We are seeing more price changes then I can ever remember, both up and down, as manufacturers continue to “rationalize” their product lines. In many cases they are either raising prices on inexpensive items to cover increased costs or they are discontinuing them.

With all of the raw material problems, manufacturing issues, and consolidation amongst suppliers, some of our biggest suppliers are not even submitting proposals on many of their products.

Now more than ever it’s going to be important to build a strong relationship with your supplier to insure you have a consistent supply. Our fill rates at Auburn remain one of the highest in the business. We stock a large inventory and our purchasing department has strong ties throughout the industry.

Auburn had another record year in 2018 and we’re confident 2019 will be even better. Thank you to all of our loyal customers and we look forward to continuing to help you.

It looks as though beginning January 1st, over 100 distributors will be removed from OptumRX covered prescription services. OptumRX has given these distributors over two (2) years to obtain their VAWD accreditation and they have still not done so. Pharmacies may be denied reimbursement from OptumRX for products that they dispensed if they were not purchased from a VAWD accredited distributor. Many of the other large PBM’s are expected to follow Optum’s lead here.

Auburns’ warehouses, both Troy and Salt Lake City, are VAWD accredited and everything that we sell comes directly from the original manufacturer or their designated representatives. Nothing is purchased on the secondary market.

We’re pleased to announce that Auburn’s new website was recently launched and we’re getting some great feedback. It’s cleaner, faster, and even easier to use. Make sure you check it out at AuburnGenerics.com and GenericBid.com.

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Generic Product Launch Dates

Below you will find a list of anticipated new generic launch dates* along with the estimated availability. If you are interested in learning more about which items Auburn Pharmaceutical may carry in the future, please contact us to open your account.

Brand Name Generic Name Indication # of players Estimated Availability*
Onfi (tablets) Clobazam Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome 4 October 2018
Finacea Gel Azelaic Acid Rosacea and severe acne 3 November 2018
Nuvaring Ethinyl Estradiol; Etonogestrel Birth Control 1 2018
Advil PM (Liqui-Gels) Diphydramine Hydrochloride; Iburofen Pain Killer 1 2018-2019
*This information is intended to provide you with the latest industry news around generic drug launch dates. Please note, there is no guarantee that Auburn Pharmaceutical will supply the listed products. Product release dates are subject to change by evolving market conditions. Launch dates are anticipated, not guaranteed.

Upcoming Events & Promotions

Events coming up that Auburn Pharmaceutical will be attending.

December 24th and 31st
Holiday Hours
Christmas eve and New Years Eve Auburn will be closing at 3pm EST. If your items ship out of Salt Lake city the shipping cut off will be a bit earlier.