Healthcare Industry News: Mylan
News Release - December 8, 2009
Mylan Announces Settlement Agreement Related to Antidepressant Effexor XR(R)PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8 (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has entered into settlement and license agreements with Wyeth, now part of Pfizer, relating to Venlafaxine Hydrochloride (HCl) Extended Release (ER) Capsules, 37.5 mg, 75 mg and 150 mg, the generic version of Wyeth's Effexor XR® Capsules, a treatment for major depressive disorder.
Pursuant to the license agreement, Mylan will be granted a non-exclusive license to the relevant patents that would permit Mylan to launch Venlafaxine HCl ER Capsules in the U.S. on or after June 1, 2011, or earlier in limited circumstances. Additional details of the agreement remain confidential.
Venlafaxine HCl ER Capsules had U.S. sales of approximately $2.9 billion for the same strengths for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, according to IMS Health. Currently, Mylan has 129 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval representing $85 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS. Thirty-seven of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $19.2 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS.
This press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with regard to the settlement and marketing of the product. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: any legal or regulatory challenges to the settlement; strategies by competitors or other third parties to delay or prevent product introductions; risks inherent in legal and regulatory processes; and the other risks detailed in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
Mylan Inc. ranks among the leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world and provides products to customers in more than 140 countries and territories. The company maintains one of the industry's broadest and highest quality product portfolios supported by a robust product pipeline; operates one of the world's largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers; and runs a specialty business focused on respiratory, allergy and psychiatric therapies. For more information, please visit www.Mylan.com.
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