Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 08:16 PM IST (02:46 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Healthcare, biotechnology & pharmaceutical, Law firms; Healthcare
Sun Pharma Announces USFDA Tentative Approval for Generic Crestor®
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 — (Business Wire India) — Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE:SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715) announced that USFDA has granted its subsidiary a tentative approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to market a generic version of IPR Pharmaceutical’s Crestor ® tablets 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg.
These generic Rosuvastatin tablets contain Rosuvastatin Calcium 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg.
Generic Rosuvastatin Calcium tablets are indicated in patients with hypertriglyceridemia as an adjunct to diet and patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
Crestor® has annual sale of approximately $ 3.4 billion in the US.
®CRESTOR is licensed from SHIONOGI & CO, LTD, Osaka, Japan.
CRESTOR is a registered trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies.
About Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Established in 1983, listed since 1994 and headquartered in India, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE: SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715) is an international, integrated, speciality pharmaceutical company. It manufactures and markets a large basket of pharmaceutical formulations as branded generics as well as generics in India, US and several other markets across the world. In India, the company is a leader in niche therapy areas of psychiatry, neurology, cardiology, diabetology, gastroenterology, and orthopedics. The company has strong skills in product development, process chemistry, and manufacturing of complex API, as well as dosage forms. More information about the company can be found at www.sunpharma.com.
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