FDA approves Lannett obesity drug

Phentermine capsules approved in 15-mg strength

PHILADELPHIA — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for obesity made by Lannett, the drug maker said Tuesday.

Lannett announced the approval of phentermine hydrochloride capsules in the 15-mg strength.

Various versions of the drug had sales of $11 million at average wholesale price in 2011, according to Wolters Kluwer.

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