Dr. Reddy’s announces the launch of Olanzapine tablets
Hyderabad, India, April 24, 2012
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) announced today that it has launched Olanzapine Tablets (2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10mg, 15 mg), a bioequivalent generic version of ZYPREXA® Tablets in the US market on April 23, 2012 following the approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) of Dr. Reddy’s ANDA for Olanzapine Tablets. Dr. Reddy’s Olanzapine Tablets in 20 mg had been awarded a 180-day period of marketing exclusivity in the U.S. on October 26, 2011 which was commercialized through a commercial, manufacture and supply agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
The ZYPREXA® Tablets brand and generic had combined U.S. sales of approximately $3.28 billion for the most recent twelve months ending January 2012 according to IMS Health.
Dr. Reddy’s Olanzapine Tablets in 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 20 mg strengths are available in 30 and 500 count bottles.
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About Dr. Reddy’s
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (NYSE: RDY) is an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars, differentiated formulations and NCEs. Therapeutic focus is on gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management, anti-infective and pediatrics. Major markets include India, USA, Russia and CIS, Germany, UK, Venezuela, S. Africa, Romania, and New Zealand. For more information, log on to: www.drreddys.com
ZYPREXA® is a trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.
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