ALLEGAN, Mich. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Perrigo Co. for treating heart disease, the company said Monday.
The FDA approved Perrigo's nitroglycerin lingual spray in the 400-mcg-per-spray strength. The drug is used to relieve attacks of or prevent angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease.
The drug is a generic version of Arbor Pharmaceuticals' Nitrolingual Pumpspray, which has sales of about $65 million, according to Perrigo. As the first company to win approval for the generic version, Perrigo has 180 days in which to compete exclusively against Arbor.