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Mylan Launches Generic Version of Risperdal® M-Tab®

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 4:47am
Bio-Medicine.Org

PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched Risperidone Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT), 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg and 4 mg, the generic version of Ortho-McNeil's Risperdal® M-Tab®, a treatment for schizophrenia.  

Risperidone ODT had U.S. sales of approximately $61 million for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2010, according to IMS Health.

Currently, Mylan has 169 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $100.7 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 June 30, 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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