Mylan Launches One of First Available Generic Versions of Celebrex(R) Capsules

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of its Celecoxib Capsules, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg, one of the first available generic versions of Pfizer's Celebrex® Capsules, which is indicated for the relief of the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and for the management of acute pain in adults.(1)

Celecoxib Capsules, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg, had U.S. sales of approximately $2.5 billion for the 12 months ending September 30, 2014, according to IMS Health.

Currently, Mylan has 286 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $111.6 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS Health. Forty-five of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $29.5 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending June 30, 2014, according to IMS Health.

Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in health care. 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 more than 1,300 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which approximately 40% of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries depend. We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers and currently market products in approximately 140 countries and territories. Our workforce of more than 20,000 people is dedicated to improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to consumers around the world. Learn more at mylan.com.

(1) Celecoxib Capsules may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction and strokes. It may also increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, ulceration and perforation of the stomach or intestines.

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SOURCE Mylan Inc.

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