Mylan Begins Marketing First Generic Version of Desoxyn
PITTSBURGH, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has begun to market Methamphetamine Hydrochloride Tablets USP, 5 mg, based on an agreement with licensing partner Coastal Pharmaceuticals. This product, used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or obesity, is the first generic version of Lundbeck's Desoxyn® to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Methamphetamine Hydrochloride Tablets had U.S. sales of approximately $9.3 million for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2009, according to IMS Health. Mylan's version is available for immediate shipment.
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.
SOURCE Mylan Inc.
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