Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. has begun shipping morphine sulfate extended-release capsules.


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Watson releases generic version of Kadian

November 11th, 2011

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. has begun shipping morphine sulfate extended-release capsules.

The company said Thursday it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for the product, a generic equivalent of Actavis' Kadian.

A narcotic pain reliever, morphine sulfate extended-release capsules are indicated to manage moderate to severe pain lasting around-the-clock and expected to continue over an extended time period.

Kadian had sales of about $275 million for the l2 months ended Sept. 30, according to IMS Health figures reported by Watson.

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