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Glenmark gets tentative FDA nod for Sanofi’s generic Multaq

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday said it has received a tentative nod from the US health regulator for generic version of Sanofi-Aventis’ cardiac drug Multaq.

In a BSE filing, Glenmark said it has been granted tentative approval by the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Dronedarone tablet, 400 mg, the generic version of Multaq tablet, 400 mg of Sanofi-Aventis US LLC. However, the company cannot sell the product in the US as it is involved in a patent litigation with Sanofi in the district court of Delaware.

Sanofi and Sanofi-Aventis filed the suit against Glenmark and Dublin-based Actavis (Watson) on February 26, 2014, in the US court seeking to prevent the duo from commercialising its abbreviated new drug applications (ANDA) product prior to the expiration of certain US patents.

“Glenmark believes it is one of the first companies to have filed a substantially complete ANDA... and expects to be eligible for 180 days generic drug exclusivity upon final FDA approval,” the company said.

Quoting IMS health sales data, Glenmark said for the 12 months till November 2015, Multaq market achieved annual sales of around $425.7 million.

The company’s current portfolio consists of 104 products authorised for distribution in the US market and 62 ANDA pending approval with the USFDA.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals shares were trading at Rs 941.10 in the morning trade on BSE, up 0.89 per cent. — PTI


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