Strides Pharma arm gets USFDA nod for HIV treatment drug

Our Bureau. Bengaluru | Updated on January 15, 2021

The approved medicine slows down HIV spread and prescribed along with other medications to treat adults and children.

Strides Pharma Science Limited (Strides) has announced that its step-down wholly-owned subsidiary, Strides Pharma Global Pte Limited, Singapore, has received approval for Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets, 200 mg/300 mg from the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA). 

The product is bioequivalent and therapeutically equivalent to the Reference Listed Drug (RLD), Truvada Tablets, 200 mg/300 mg, of Gilead Sciences.

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Emtricitabine and tenofovir belong to a class of medications called nucleoside and nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors. The combination of Emtricitabine and Tenofovir slows down the spread of HIV in the body and is used along with other medications to treat HIV in adults and children.. 

According to IQVIA MAT November 2020 data, the US market for Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Tablets, 200 mg/300 mg is approximately $2.4 billion. The product will be manufactured at the company’s facility at Bengaluru and will be marketed by Strides Pharma Inc in the US market. 

The company has 127 cumulative ANDA filings with USFDA of which 95 ANDAs have been approved and 32 are pending approval. 


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Published on January 15, 2021
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