Camber’s generic Viread launches
Camber Pharmaceuticals has launched its generic Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) tablets. The drug is indicated to treat Hepatitis B and HIV infection.
Camber’s generic Viread will be available in 30-count tablets of 300-mg dosage strength tablets. The product had U.S. sales of roughly $725 million for the 12 months ended November 2017, according to IQVIA data.
Sandoz launches new dosage strength of its Copaxone generic
Sandoz is launching its Glatopa, a generic of Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) following approval from the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. Glatopa was approved as a fully substitutable Copaxone generic in 40 mg/ml dosage strength. Sandoz launched Glatopa in 20 mg/ml dosage strength in 2015.
The Copaxone generic is indicated to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, and Sandoz developed Glatopa through a collaboration agreement between itself and Momenta Pharmaceuticals.
“The approval and launch of Glatopa 40 mg/mL reinforces our leadership in delivering complex, differentiated generic products,” Sandoz CEO Richard Francis said. “We look forward to bringing this product to patients and healthcare professionals and providing a full range of patient support services for Glatopa through GlatopaCare.”
Sandoz’s GlatopaCare program offers a $0 co-pay support program for certain patients. The company also offers personalized injection training for patients, as well as a starter kit that includes the Glatopaject injection device that works with Glatopa prefilled syringes, Sandoz said.
FDA tentatively approves Lupin’s generic Locoid lotion
The Food and Drug Administration has granted tentative approval to Lupin’s generic Locoid Lotion (hydrocortisone butyrate, 0.1%).
Lupin’s generic Locoid Lotion is indicated for the topical treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. The product had U.S. sales of roughly $16.1 million for the 12 months ended October 2017, according to IQVIA data.