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Camber’s generic Viread launches

BY David Salazar

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.

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Sandoz launches new dosage strength of its Copaxone generic

BY David Salazar

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.

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FDA tentatively approves Lupin’s generic Locoid lotion

BY David Salazar

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.

 

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