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Dr Reddy’s launches cancer drug generic in US

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on June 19, 2020

Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd has launched abiraterone acetate tablets, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Zytiga, in the US market.

The drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Zytiga is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson Corporation. The Zytiga brand and generic market had US sales of approximately $454 million for the 12 months ended March 2020, according to IQVIA Health.

Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s abiraterone acetate is available in 250 mg tablets in bottle count sizes of 120, according to a release.

Abiraterone acetate tablets are a CYP17 inhibitor indicated in combination with rednisone for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Published on June 19, 2020

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