Spotlight On... Actelion slaps $160K-plus price tag on new PAH med Uptravi; Allergan, Perrigo launch first-in-class Mucinex rival; Teva, Lupin roll out copies of Janssen contraceptive; and more...

Actelion thinks it can reach blockbuster heights with new pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatment Uptravi, approved by the FDA last month and launched earlier this week. And a price tag between $160,000 and $170,000 will certainly help it get there. Don't expect payers to balk at the lofty list price, though, the Swiss biotech's COO, Otto Schwarz, told analysts on a Tuesday call. Uptravi will come cheaper than rivals--including United Therapeutics' ($UTHR) Tyvaso--meaning that payers are unlikely to put up a fight. More from FiercePharma

> Allergan ($AGN) and Perrigo ($PRGO) have launched a store-brand version of Reckitt Benckiser's Mucinex D extended-release tablets. Release

> Teva ($TEVA) and Lupin have each launched a generic version of Johnson & Johnson's ($JNJ) oral contraceptive Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Release | Release

> Teva and Takeda will shift Blopress for hypertension, Takepron for peptic ulcers, and Basen for Type 2 diabetes into a new company as part of their generics joint venture in Japan. More

> Roche ($RHHBY) and the U.K. Department of Health have begun trialing the Swiss drugmaker's RoActemra, an arthritis treatment, to see if it can be repurposed as a therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Report

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