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Generic Parkinson’s drug hits US market

Indian generics giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories announced on 12 August 2015 that it had launched generic pramipexole dihydrochloride extended-release tablets in dosages of 0.375, 0.75, 1.5, 3 and 4.5 mg, following approval of the company’s abbreviated new drug application by the US Food and Drug Administration on 7 August 2015.

ANI Pharmaceuticals acquires 22 generics from Teva

US-based brand-name and generics manufacturer ANI Pharmaceuticals (ANI) announced on 13 July 2015 that it had acquired 22 previously marketed generics from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva).

Generic bivalirudin approved in US

US-based injectables and biosimilars specialist Hospira announced on 16 July 2015 the approval of its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for generic bivalirudin for injection by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Actavis hit with lawsuit over generic version of weight-loss drug

US-based obesity specialist Orexigen Therapeutics (Orexigen) and its North American partner, Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Takeda), have sued Actavis (Allergan’s US generics business) over its generic version of the weight-loss drug Contrave (naltrexone/bupropion).

Mylan launches generic asthma inhaler in UK

US generics manufacturer Mylan announced on 8 June 2015 that it had launched the first bioequivalent alternative to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s asthma inhaler Seretide/Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) in the UK.

Generics of ADHD drug launched in US

Shire Pharmaceutical’s (Shire’s) blockbuster attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Intuniv is now facing competition as four generics of the therapy have been launched on the US market.

Osteoporosis and ADHD generics launched in USA

On 1 and 2 June 2015, Israeli generics giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva), launched its latest osteoporosis and ADHD generics, respectively.

FDA receives application for first generic of HIV drug dolutegravir

India-based Aurobindo Pharma (Aurobindo) has submitted an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for HIV treatment dolutegravir for tentative approval, to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Generics of high blood pressure medication launched

On 31 March 2015, generics majors Mylan, Sandoz and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva) announced the US launch of their respective generic amlodipine and valsartan combination tablets in four dosages.

TWi and Takeda settle dispute over anti-reflux generic

Taiwan-based TWi Pharmaceuticals (TWi) announced on 27 April 2015 that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America (Takeda) to settle and dismiss all outstanding patent litigation related to TWi’s generic dexlansoprazole.