Watson launches generic contraceptive

Generic version of Warner Chilcott drug now available, Watson says

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Watson Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic version of a contraceptive made by Warner Chilcott, Watson said Monday.

The drug maker announced the launch of chewable norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol tablets in the 0.4-mg/0.035-mg strength and chewable ferrous fumarate tablets in the 75-mg strength.

The product is a generic version of Warner Chilcott's Femcon Fe, which had sales of about $35 million during the 12-month period ended in July, according to IMS Health.

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