Watson receives regulatory approval for generic Prograf

MORRISTOWN, N.J. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Watson Pharmaceuticals for treating organ transplant patients, Watson said Friday.

Watson announced the approval of tacrolimus capsules in the 5 mg strength.

The drug is a version of Astellas’ Prograf, used to prevent rejection rejection of transplanted livers, kidneys and hearts. Program had sales of around $108 million during the 12-month period ended in May, according to IMS Health.

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