MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration on its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Tacrolimus 5 mg capsules, the generic equivalent to Astellas' Prograf® capsules. Watson intends to begin shipping the product immediately.
Prograf ® 5 mg had total U.S. sales of approximately $108 million for the twelve months ending May 2010, according to IMS Health. Tacrolimus capsules are indicated for the prophylaxis of organ rejection in patients receiving allogeneic liver, kidney, or heart transplants.
About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals and specialized branded pharmaceutical products focused on Urology and Women's Health. Watson has operations in many of the world's established and growing international markets.
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