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Sandoz releases Copaxone generic

Sandoz releases Copaxone generic

HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany — Following Food and Drug Administration final approval, Sandoz has launched of Glatopa 40 mg/ml (glatiramer acetate injection), a multiple sclerosis medication. The Novartis division said Tuesday that Glatopa 40 mg/ml, manufactured in the United States, was developed under a collaboration pact with Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. The product is a fully substitutable generic version of

Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez to step down

Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez to step down

BASEL, Switzerland — Novartis chief executive officer Joseph Jimenez plans to retire from the company next year, to be succeeded by drug development chief Vasant Narasimhan. Plans call for Jimenez to step down on Jan. 31, 2018, and for Narasimhan, who is global head of drug development and chief medical officer at Novartis, to take

Sandoz releases Pataday authorized generic

Sandoz releases Pataday authorized generic

PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz Inc. has launched olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.2%, an antihistamine for itchy eyes, in the United States. Sandoz said the product is an authorized generic version of Pataday eye drops from Alcon. Both Sandoz and Alcon are subsidiaries of Novartis. A mast cell stabilizer, olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.2% is indicated

Novartis realigns pharma division into two new units

Novartis realigns pharma division into two new units

BASEL, Switzerland — Making changes to its Pharmaceuticals Division, Novartis has created two business units that will report to the chief executive officer: Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology. The new units will form the Innovative Medicines Division. Novartis said Tuesday that the new structure reflects the importance of oncology following the integration of oncology assets

Sandoz launches Zarxio, the nation’s first biosimilar

Sandoz launches Zarxio, the nation’s first biosimilar

NEW YORK — Sandoz has inaugurated a new era in medicine with the release of Zarxio, the first biosimilar of a biologic drug approved in the United States. The Novartis subsidiary said Thursday that Zarxio — a biosimilar of Amgen Corp.’s oncology drug Neupogen, which boosts white blood cells — would broaden access to an

Sandoz releases generic of Exelon patch in U.S.

Sandoz releases generic of Exelon patch in U.S.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz has launched a rivastigmine patch, a treatment for dementia, in the U.S. market. The Novartis subsidiary said Wednesday that its rivastigmine transdermal system is an authorized generic version of the Exelon patch, marketed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Sandoz is marketing its rivastigmine patch in 13.3-mg strength, the same strength as the

Sandoz releases Pulmicort Respules generic

PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz has launched budesonide inhalation suspension, an asthma medication, in the U.S. market. The Novartis subsidiary said Tuesday that it will market its budesonide inhalation suspension in 1-mg strength, and it expects 180-day generic drug marketing exclusivity for that dosage. The product is a a generic version of Pulmicort Respules inhalation suspension

Novartis set to release Entresto heart failure drug

Novartis set to release Entresto heart failure drug

BASEL, Switzerland — Novartis has received Food and Drug Administration approval for Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) tablets, a medication for heart failure with reduced injection fraction. An angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI), Entresto reduces the strain on a failing heart. The twice-a-day tablet acts to enhance the protective neurohormonal systems of the heart while simultaneously suppressing the

Sandoz launches Exforge generic

PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz Inc. has released amlodipine and valsartan combination tablets, a hypertension medication, in the United States. The company said Tuesday that its product is a generic version of Exforge, made by Novartis. Sandoz will market its combination amlodipine/valsartan tablets in strengths of 5-160 mg, 5-320 mg, 10-160 mg, 10-320 mg, the same