Healthcare Industry News: Janssen
News Release - November 17, 2015
Mylan Launches Generic AXERT(R) TabletsHERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of Almotriptan Tablets USP, 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg, the generic version of Janssen Pharmaceutical's AXERT®. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is used for the acute treatment of migraine attacks in adult patients with a history of migraine with or without aura. In adolescents age 12 to 17 years, it is indicated for the acute treatment of migraine headache pain in patients with a history of migraine attacks with or without aura usually lasting 4 hours or more (when untreated).
Almotriptan Tablets USP, 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg, had U.S. sales of approximately $29.2 million for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2015, according to IMS Health.
Currently, Mylan has 253 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $100.8 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS Health. Fifty of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $36.1 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending June 30, 2015, according to IMS Health.
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in healthcare. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of around 1,400 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which nearly 50% of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries depend. We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers and currently market products in about 145 countries and territories. Our workforce of approximately 30,000 people is dedicated to creating better health for a better world, one person at a time. Learn more at mylan.com.
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