FDA approves Sagent antibiotic

Clindamycin injection approved

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic antibiotic made by Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Sagent said.

The drug maker announced the approval of clindamycin injection, which the company said was the 12th product approved under its joint venture with Strides Arcolab, under which Strides is responsible for developing and supplying injectable products that Sagent markets in the United States.

The market for injectable clindamycin this year is about $65 million, according to IMS Health.

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