Amneal Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the launch of Lopreeza (estradiol/norethindrone acetate) tablets in 0.5-mg and 1-mg dosage strengths. The product is the first authorized generic of Activella from Novo Nordisk.
Mission Pharmacal on Thursday announced that it has begun the promotion of Elestrin (estradiol gel) 0.06% in the United States through an agreement with Meda AB. The drug is a used as a topical hormone replacement gel to help treat hot flashes caused by menopause.
Smoking before menopause, especially prior to giving birth, may be associated with a modest increase in the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a report in the Jan. 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.