Actavis Launches Amlodipine Tablets In US
Actavis Group, the international generic pharmaceuticals company, today announced that it has received final approval of amlodipine besylate tablets from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Distribution of the product will commence immediately.
Amlodipine besylate tablets, the generic equivalent of Pfizer's Norvasc tablets, will be available in 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg strengths and are indicated for the treatment of hypertension, chronic stable angina and vasospastic angina.
Annual sales of amlodipine besylate tablets in the U.S. were approximately US$2.5 billion for the twelve months ending June 2007 according to IMS Health data.
Actavis is one of the world's leading generic pharmaceutical companies specializing in the development, manufacture and sale of generic pharmaceuticals. With headquarters in Iceland, Actavis has operations in 39 countries, with 11,000 employees. Actavis expects 2007 sales to total EUR1.6bn, with approximately one-third of these sales coming from the United States, the company's single largest market.
In the U.S. alone, the company made 38 ANDA filings in 2006 and expects to file 40-45 in the year 2007 along with 18-20 new product launches. The company's U.S. operations are located in New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida.