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Is there a generic version of Celebrex?

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The New York Times reports that as of May 30, 2014, a generic version of the painkiller Celebrex, has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Celebrex is used to treat pain, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis among other conditions.

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The pharmaceutical company Pfizer manufactures Celebrex, the brand-name version of celecoxib, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Mylan manufacture the generic form of celecoxib. Celebrex is known to cost between $60 and $300 per month, as of October 2014, but generic drugs typically cost between 30 and 80 percent less.

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