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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

Sandoz releases MS drug Glatopa in U.S.

HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany — Sandoz has begun shipment of Glatopa, a one-time daily treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS), in the United States. The Novartis subsidiary said Thursday that the product (glatiramer acetate injection, 20 mg/ml) is the first generic version of Copaxone 20 mg, from Teva Pharmaceuticals. Developed in collaboration with Momenta and made in the

Sandoz cleared to market Copaxone generic

HOLZKIRCHEN, Germany — Sandoz has received Food and Drug Administration approval for Glatopa, a treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). The Novartis subsidiary said Thursday that its product is the first generic version of Teva’s Copaxone (glatiramer acetate injection) 20 mg/ml once-daily MS therapy. Glatopa, developed in collaboration with Momenta and made entirely in the United

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

FDA approves first biosimilar product

FDA approves first biosimilar product

WASHINGTON — Zarxio (filgrastim), a cancer treatment from Sandoz Inc., has become the first biosimilar product approved in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of Zarxio, a biosimilar to Neupogen, an oncology product from Amgen Inc., on Friday. The move is being hailed as a watershed event that paves the

Sandoz biosimilar receives backing of FDA panel

WASHINGTON — A Food and Drug Administration panel has recommended that the agency approve what could become the country’s first biosimilar. The panel unanimously urged approval of Sandoz’s filgrastin (Neupogen), a cancer treatment. “This encouraging step forward means that it is very likely now only a question of when, rather than if, filgrastin will be available

NCPDP advises on biosimilars

NCPDP advises on biosimilars

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs took part in the meeting that may result in the rollout of the nation’s first biosimilar medication. John Klimek, senior vice president for standards and industry information technology at NCPDP, addressed the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC)