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Mylan Launches Generic Version of Depakote® Sprinkle Capsules

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 3:34am
Bio-Medicine.Org

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched Divalproex Sodium Capsules USP, 125 mg, the generic version of Abbott's Depakote® Sprinkle Capsules, a treatment for certain types of seizures.  

Divalproex Sodium Capsules had U.S. sales of approximately $89 million for the 12 months ending March 31, 2011, according to IMS Health.

Currently, Mylan has 167 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $100.3 billion in annual sales, according to IMS Health. Forty-five of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $25.8 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2010, according to IMS Health.

Mylan Inc. ranks among the leading generic and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world and provides products to customers in more than 150 countries and territories. The company maintains one of the industry's broadest and highest quality product portfolios supported by a robust product pipeline; operates one of the world's largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers; and runs a specialty business focused on respiratory, allergy and psychiatric therapies. For more information about Mylan, please visit www.mylan.com. For more information about generic drugs, please visit www.ChoosingGenerics.com.

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