Dr. Reddy’s announces the launch of Pantoprazole Sodium delayed-released tablets
Hyderabad, India, January 20, 2011 – Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) today announced that it has launched Pantoprazole Sodium Delayed-Released tablets (20mg and 40mg strengths), a bioequivalent generic version of Protonix® Tablets in the US market. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dr. Reddy’s ANDA for Pantoprazole Sodium Delayed-Released tablets on January 19, 2011.
Pantoprazole Sodium Delayed-Released tablets had total U.S. sales of approximately $1.8 billion for the twelve months ending September 30, 2010 according to IMS Health. Both strengths of Dr. Reddy’s Pantoprazole Sodium Delayed-Released tablets are available in 90 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
Protonix®, is a registered Trademark of Nycomed GmbH
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