Dr. Reddy’s announces the launch of Gemcitabine for Injection
Hyderabad, India, July 27, 2011: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) announced today that it has launched Gemcitabine for Injection (200 mg/vial and 1 g/vial), a bioequivalent generic version of Gemzar®* in the US market on July 25, 2011, following the approval by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) of Dr. Reddy’s ANDA for Gemcitabine for injection.
The Gemzar® brand had U.S. sales of approximately $ 634 million for the most recent twelve months ending May 31, 2011 according to IMS Health.
Dr. Reddy’s Gemcitabine for Injection 200mg/vial and 1 g/vial strengths are available in single-use vials.
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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
*Gemzar® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.
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