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Naratriptan.com - One word generic migraine wonder drug!

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  1. Flipper

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    Naratriptan - 2400 Google exact searches and growing every month!

    Estibot - $510 (god knows why I am even mentioning this, LOL)

    Hi folks

    I was wondering what you think this is worth? It is a one word generic drug name .com, Naratriptan.com and is a drug used to treat migraines. It belongs to a group of drugs that although have been around since the nineties apparently have not become quite as popular as they ought to have probably due to the fact that the companies who have made them up to now have been charging pretty extortionate rates, but the patent for this particular drug which is widely regarded to be one of the best in its class ended in the US just last year and now numerous other drug manufacturers are going to start making and selling generic versions, the same is about to happen in Europe in the next year or two as well.

    These drugs aren’t actually pain killers but apparently prevent the swelling and contraction which causes the migraine pain in the first place and are considered by many health care professionals to be the best possible treatment and a bit of a wonder drug for this relatively common condition, apparently many drug companies consider the migraine drug market as a big opportunity for growth. So with more and more much more affordable generic versions of it hitting the market I reckon there could be some pretty good growth potential for this particular drug. Lol, you can probably tell I am making more of an effort with my research these days, for those who want to read more about it here are some links and excerpts from other websites. Anyway I was just wondering what you think it is worth at present and what you think of its future prospects?

    Many many thanks


    “Triptans the cornerstone

    Although the triptan class is considered the well-established cornerstone of migraine therapy, there is a significant delay between patient’s first experience of migraine symptoms and triptan use. First-line therapy predominantly utilises simple analgesics and non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), despite the lack of sustained anti-migraine effect seen with these products and the risk of rebound headaches, Travis says.
    “Datamonitor believes that by educating both primary care providers (PCPs) and patients alike, the growth in the wider and earlier use of the triptan class will be accelerated.”
    Despite the fact that triptans are not always prescribed as first line treatment, (mostly for economic rather than medical reasons) opinion leaders spoken to by Datamonitor remain convinced they are the most effective medication:
    ‘ [Triptans] are the most efficacious drugs without any doubt. You can use them via several routes, which is also very important in clinical practice; via a nasal, mouth intake- even via the mouth with a wafer formulation, or subcutaneous.’
    Opinion leader spoken to by Datamonitor
    ‘All my patients, or 99% of my patients are given a triptan option,’
    However the good news for patients is that the use of triptans may soon be accelerated by the arrival of generics onto the market. Oral forms of GlaxoSmithKline’s sumatriptan (the first triptan released on the market and still the top seller in the class) are expected to lose patent protection from 2006 and 2009 in the EU and US, respectively. It is inevitable that these cheaper generics will take market share from the more expensive, branded triptans, Travis says.
    “A cheaper, generic triptan would allow more migraine sufferers access to the best available medication, however it is something of an indictment on modern healthcare services that they are not as widely used as possible already. While pragmatism has to dictate healthcare expenditure to a certain extent, given the dramatic effect migraine has on the everyday lives of sufferers, one could make a reasonable argument that they should get the best available medication.”

    http://www.drug3k.com/forum1/Other-Diseases/What-do-you-recommend-for-a-migrane-32230.htm


    “Severe migraines are best dealt with my migraine specifics in the group of drugs 5HT agonists , which are not actually painkillers at all. The most well known of these is Imigran. Low dose preparations of this drug can be bought over the counter, it has however been superseded by newer preparations which are prescription only. Of these my favourite was Naramig ( Naratriptan ).” ~ Dr Frank

    http://www.countrydoctor.co.uk/precis/precis - Migraine and tryptans.htm


    “In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved naratriptan on February 11, 1998.[4] It was covered by U.S. Patent no. 4997841; the FDA lists the patent as expiring on July 7, 2010.[4][5]
    In July 2010, in the wake of the patent expiration, several drug manufacturers, including Roxane Labs,[6] Sandoz[7] and Teva Pharmaceuticals,[8] announced that they were launching generic Naratriptan medications.
    The drug continues to be covered by European patent 0303507 in Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom through March 10, 2012,[9] and by Australian patent 611469 in Australia through June 17, 2013.[9] It had previously been covered by Canadian patent 1210968; but both Sandoz and Novopharm have offered generic equivalents in Canada since that patent's expiration December 1, 2009.[9]”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naratriptan
     
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    Now, this is my industry therefore I’ve decided to write few words about pharma domains, that might help others to make their decisions.

    First of all, your domain, unfortunately, worth a reg fee. And I will explain why (by the way, recently generic pharma names were dropping like Autumn leaves).

    Generic drug names registration (I call it “the Viagra syndrome”) is based on the assumption that searches bring customers. Meanwhile this is not exactly true. For example, you product – Naratriptan, who and why searches for it?

    a. It’s a generic drug name and drugs available for patients are very rarely “generic” and go under the brand name.
    b. It’s a prescription drug therefore can not be sold on the Internet except by some sort of “Canadian Pharmacy” sites with little trust.
    c. For this type of drug people are not ready to wait for weeks to get it by post.
    d. It’s not suitable for everyone as it has side-effects known to doctor who treats the patient (compatibility issues)

    Now B2B sector. Hmm…, it is simple API (active pharma ingredient) and for simple API’s companies rely mostly on the specialised directories. There are some exceptions but I am not going to talk about it now (tricks of trade).

    But where all this searches are coming from? Well, mostly from people searching for the information (benefits, side effects, news, etc.) not where to buy.

    Doom and gloom? Not entirely. Domain might not be suitable for quick flip, but a microsite with tons of info and Adsense can bring few quid.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for your reply it is extremely helpful, so are generic drug domains completely worthless what about another that I have Citalopram.co which is one of the world’s best selling drugs and gets 201,000 Google exact searches, in light of how popular it is would this be likely to be worth anything?

    Also while I trust your analysis and knowledge of the market please permit me to ask a question if I may, what I don’t quite get is why do some of these generic prescription terms have an adsense cpc of between $1 and $2, doesn’t somebody value the traffic?

    Many thanks again for your help
     
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    You are welcome. Now I will explain the CPC (this is why I said about making an Adsense site).

    It will be even easier if you type Citalopram in G. So what do we get? No sponsored links and just one single side ad which says:


    Struggling with Anxiety?
    Not happy taking meds? Learn how to
    cure anxiety problems without drugs (!!!)
    www.****.com/anxiety_cure


    Got my idea? ;)
     
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    I see so even with 201,000 searches a name like Citalopram.co still isn’t worth much, if it were you would you try to grace delete it?

    Thanks again
     
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    Well, I would try to recover reg cost by making a micro site with Adsense at first. Then (depending on the revenue) - drop. New wonder drug would be round the corner.
     
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    That’s great thanks, I really appreciate you taking the time to explain all that, I think I will take it from someone who knows and not waste any more time on generic drug domains.

    Thanks again
     
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    I am glad if I was helpful becuase the pharmachem area is not an easy industry to get into.

    Best of luck with your domains!
     
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