Healthcare Industry News: biosimilar
News Release - August 31, 2018
Amneal Announces Partnership with American Regent on Generic Makena(R) and Progress on its Business Plan with Additional ANDA Approvals and LaunchesBRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE : AMRX ), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced a 5-year supply and distribution agreement with American Regent for the only preservative-free generic alternative to Makena® (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection, USP, 250mg/mL). The injectable is used to reduce the risk of preterm birth in certain women. According to IQVIA™, the U.S. brand market for Makena is estimated to be approximately $323 million in annual sales for the 12 months ended June 2018.
Under the terms of the agreement, Amneal will distribute a generic version of Makena to retail consortiums while American Regent will market the product in all other channels including hospital and specialty channels.
Amneal also announced that it has received approvals for two new topical products that treat a variety of skin conditions. This includes generic versions of Temovate® (clobetasol propionate) ointment 0.05% and Lidex® (fluocinonide) cream 0.05%. The Company is preparing to commercialize fluocinonide cream in the fourth quarter of 2018. According to IQVIA, annual sales for topical fluocinonide cream were $34 million, for the 12 months ended June 2018.
In addition, Amneal recently launched a generic version of Lodine® (etodolac) IR 400 mg and 500 mg tablets. Etodolac had annual U.S. sales of approximately $36 million according to IQVIA for the 12 months ended June 2018.
"Today's announcements are important steps forward in advancing Amneal's strategy to enhance our portfolio in order to grow our addressable markets and deliver enhanced value to our customers and shareholders," said Rob Stewart, President and CEO of Amneal. "With a first-to-market 500m injectable solution, the Makena generic has the opportunity to capture share in an established $323 million market. In addition, with full approval on 35 products and 23 products now launched year-to-date, we are well-positioned to achieve our goal of launching up to 47 new products by the end of the year."
See the Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information leaflet for hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection at http://www.americanregent.com/HPC_FullPI_Carousel_Ad.html.
About Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE : AMRX ), headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, is an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products. The Company has approximately 6,500 employees in its operations in North America, Asia, and Europe, working together to bring high-quality medicines to patients primarily within the United States.
Amneal is one of the largest and fastest growing generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in the United States, with an expanding portfolio of generic products to include complex dosage forms in a broad range of therapeutic areas. The Company markets a portfolio of branded pharmaceutical products through its Impax Specialty Pharma division focused principally on central nervous system disorders and parasitic infections. For more information, visit www.amneal.com.
About American Regent
American Regent is a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of generic and branded IV products. With a history of 50 years in generic specialty injectables, American Regent has sales approaching one billion dollars. American Regent strives for continuous improvement to bring to market high quality innovative medications to meet unmet medical needs, and produces high quality accessible generic medications covering a wide array of therapeutic areas. American Regent is a member of the Daiichi Sankyo Group; and is headquartered in Shirley, NY. For more information, please visit americanregent.com.
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Such forward-looking statements are based on the expectations of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("our" or the "Company") and involve risks and uncertainties; consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to (i) our ability to integrate the operations of Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC ("Amneal") and Impax Laboratories, Inc. ("Impax") pursuant to the transactions (the "Combination") contemplated by that certain Business Combination Agreement dated as of October 17, 2017 by and among the Company, Amneal, Impax and K2 Merger Sub Corporation as amended by Amendment No. 1, dated November 21, 2017 and Amendment No. 2 dated December 16, 2017 and our ability to realize the anticipated synergies and other benefits of the Combination, (ii) the fact that certain of our stockholders holding over a majority of our shares may have interests different from those of our other stockholders, (iii) the transaction costs related to the Combination, (iv) results from the public unaudited financial information of Impax and Amneal may not be indicative of the Company's future operating performance, (v) business issues faced by either Amneal or Impax may be imputed to the operations of the Company, (vi) the impact of a separation of Impax or Amneal as a subsidiary of the Company, (vii) the change of control or early termination rights in certain of Impax's or Amneal's contracts that may be implicated by the Combination, (viii) payments required by the Company's Tax Receivables Agreement, (ix) the impact of global economic conditions, (x) our ability to successfully develop or commercialize new products, (xi) our ability to obtain exclusive marketing rights for our products or to introduce products on a timely basis, (xii) the competition we face in the pharmaceutical industry from brand and generic drug product companies, (xiii) our ability to manage our growth, (xiv) the impact of competition, (xv) the illegal distribution and sale by third parties of counterfeit versions of our products or of stolen products, (xvi) market perceptions of us and the safety and quality of our products, (xvii) the substantial portion of our total revenues derived from sales of a limited number of products, (xviii) our ability to develop, license or acquire and introduce new products on a timely basis, (xix) the ability of our approved products to achieve expected levels of market acceptance, (xx) the risk that we may discontinue the manufacture and distribution of certain existing products, (xxi) the impact of manufacturing or quality control problems, (xxii) product liability risks, (xxiii) risks related to changes in the regulatory environment, including United States federal and state laws related to healthcare fraud abuse and health information privacy and security and changes in such laws, (xxiv) changes to FDA product approval requirements, (xxv) risks related to federal regulation of arrangements between manufacturers of branded and generic products, (xxvi) the impact of healthcare reform, (xxvii) business interruptions at one of our few locations that produce the majority of our products, (xxviii) relationships with our major customers, (xxix) the continuing trend of consolidation of certain customer groups, (xxx) our reliance on certain licenses to proprietary technologies, (xxxi) our dependence on third party suppliers and distributors for raw materials for our products, (xxxii) the time necessary to develop generic and branded drug products, (xxxiii) our dependence on third parties for testing required for regulatory approval of our products, (xxxiv) our dependence on third party agreements for a portion of our product offerings, (xxxv) our ability to make acquisitions of or investments in complementary businesses and products, (xxxvi) regulatory oversight in international markets, (xxxvii) our increased exposure to tax liabilities and the impact of recent United State tax legislation, (xxxviii) third parties' infringement of our intellectual property rights, (xxxix) our involvement in various legal proceedings, (xl) increased government scrutiny related to our agreements to settle patent litigation, (xli) the impact of legal, regulatory and legislative strategies by our brand competitors, (xlii) the significant amount of resources we expend on research and development, (xliii) our substantial amount of indebtedness, (xliv) risks inherent in conducting clinical trials, (xlv) our reporting and payment obligations under the Medicaid and other government rebate programs, (xlvi) fluctuations in our operating results, (xlvii) adjustments to our reserves based on price adjustments and sales allowances, (xlviii) impact of impairment on our goodwill and other intangible assets, (xlix) investigations and litigation concerning the calculation of average wholesale prices, (l) cybersecurity and data leakage risks, (li) our ability to attract and retain talented employees and consultants, (lii) uncertainties involved in the preparation of our financial statements, (liii) impact of terrorist attacks and other acts of violence, (liv) expansion of social media platforms, (lv) our need to raise additional funds in the future, (lvi) the restrictions imposed by the terms of our credit agreement, (lvii) our ability to generate sufficient cash to service our indebtedness in the future and (lviii) such other factors as may be set forth in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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