Lannett gets OK for generic anti-obesity drug

PHILADELPHIA — Lannett has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market its version of an anti-obesity drug.

The FDA approved Lannett's abbreviated new drug application for diethylpropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets in the 75-mg strength. The company expects to begin shipping the product immediately.

“This approval fills out our portfolio of diethylpropion HCl products and adds to our growing portfolio of anti-obesity medications,” Lannett president and CEO Arthur Bedrosian said. “Since June 24, we have received five product approvals, the most in a four-month period in the company’s history, and a significant achievement for our team. Our pipeline remains deep, with a number of ANDAs currently pending at the FDA, several of which we expect to be approved over the next couple of quarters.”

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