Lannett receives FDA approval for generic Microzide

PHILADELPHIA — Lannett announced that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market its version of a hypertension treatment.

The drug maker said its abbreviated new drug application for hydrochlorothiazide capsules in the 12.5-mg strength was approved. The drug is a generic version of Watson Pharmaceuticals' Microzide capsules.

“We have received approvals for and launched a record number products thus far in fiscal 2012, following a lack of approvals last year,” Lannett president and CEO Arthur Bedrosian said. “Hydrochlorothiazide is an important addition to our offering and represents the eighth product approval (seven ANDAs and one NDA) we have received over the last seven months. We look forward to additional approvals over the next several months.”

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