Healthcare Industry News: Sanofi-aventis
News Release - March 24, 2009
Perrigo Announces FDA Approval for Sulfacetamide Sodium Topical Suspension USP, 10% (Lotion)ALLEGAN, Mich., March 24 (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market Sulfacetamide Sodium Topical Suspension, 10% (Lotion).
The product has been determined to be therapeutically equivalent (AB) to Sanofi-aventis' KlaronŽ (Sodium Sulfacetamide) Lotion, 10%, which is indicated for the topical treatment of acne. KlaronŽ Lotion had sales of approximately $15 million for the 12 months ended January 2009, as measured by Wolters Kluwer Health.
Perrigo's Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa concluded, "This approval is another example of our commitment to invest in and bring new products to market. It further demonstrates our strategy to deliver quality affordable healthcare both behind and over the counter."
Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes OTC and generic prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and consumer products. The Company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. The Company's primary markets and locations of manufacturing and logistics operations are the United States, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (http://www.perrigo.com).
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