Mylan launches 3 HIV generics in Canada

HERTFORDSHIRE, England, PITTSBURGH and TORONTO — Mylan has launched three generics for treating HIV in Canada. Among the three launches is the company’s generic of Gilead’s Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, 200 mg/300 mg), as well as generics of Atripla (efavirenz, emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, 600 mg/200 mg/300 mg) and Viread (tenofovir disoproxil, 300 mg).

“Mylan has a strong and sustained commitment to expanding access to treatment for HIV/AIDS and other diseases around the world, and today marks another milestone in those efforts,” Mylan chief commercial officer Tony Mauro said. “More than 40% of people worldwide being treated for HIV/AIDS with an antiretroviral depend on a Mylan product every day, and we're proud to further expand access to such medicines in Canada.”

Mylan has invested $250 million in expanding its antiretroviral production capabilities, enabling it to produce 4 billion antiretroviral tablets and capsules each year, the company said.

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