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Sandoz launches authorized fluvastatin generic in US

Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis, announced on 16 October 2015 the launch of an authorized generic version of Lescol (fluvastatin) tablets.

Teva launches enlarged prostate generic in the US

Generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced on 12 October 2015 the exclusive launch of generic dutasteride capsules (0.5 mg) in the US.

ADHD generic receives US FDA approval

US generics maker Impax Laboratories (Impax) announced on 21 October 2015 that the company had received approval for its attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) guanfacine generic.

Sanofi launches authorized leflunomide generic in US

Sanofi US announced on 1 October 2015 that the company’s US generics division, Winthrop, had launched an authorized generic version of Arava (leflunomide) tablets.

Allergan makes deal with Amneal over its Namenda XR generic

Allergan has gained some breathing space for the extended-release version of its blockbuster Alzheimer’s disease treatment Namenda XR (memantine XR) after making a deal to delay generics entry for more than four years.

FDA approval for guaifenesin generics

Allergan (formerly Actavis) and its partner Perrigo Company (Perrigo) announced on 10 September 2015 that the companies had received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for their abbreviated new drug applications for three guaifenesin generics.

First generic version of Alzheimer’s patch launched in US

US generics company Alvogen announced on 31 August 2015 the launch of its generic equivalent of Novartis’s Alzheimer’s disease treatment Exelon patch (rivastigmine transdermal system) in the US.

Mylan sued over generic prostate cancer drug

Generics giant Mylan announced on 18 August 2015 that the company was being sued by BTG International, Janssen Biotech, Janssen Oncology and Janssen Research & Development in connection with the filing of an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for generic abiraterone acetate.

Advocates demand generic version of Abbott’s HIV drug Kaletra

FDA watchdog Public Citizen, along with public health groups in a dozen countries, has launched a global campaign demanding the authorisation of generics competition for Abbott Laboratories’ HIV drug Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) before its exclusivity expires.

Yasmin generic launched in US

US generics giant Mylan Pharmaceuticals (Mylan) announced on 8 September 2015 the US launch of its generic version of Bayer’s oral contraceptive pill Yasmin (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol), following approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its abbreviated new drug applications (ANDA). This marks Mylan’s thirteenth oral contraceptive launch in the US.

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