Dr. Reddy's launches generic acne drug

Drug maker announces launch of isotretinoin capsules

HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug for treating acne, the company said Friday.

The Indian generic drug maker announced the launch of Zenatane (isotretinoin) capsules in the 20-mg and 40-mg strengths. The drug is a therapeutically equivalent generic version of Roche's Accutane. The Food and Drug Administration also approved the drug in the 10-mg strength.

Various versions of the drug had sales of about $309 million during the 12-month period that ended in January, according to IMS Health.


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