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Lupin Launches Generic Trizivir® Tablets in the US

MUMBAI and BALTIMORE, December 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced today that its US subsidiary Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched its Abacavir Sulfate, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets, 300 mg (base) / 150 mg / 300 mg in the US after the US District Court for the District of Delaware ruled that the Lupin's generic version of Trizivir® did not infringe on patents. Lupin had earlier received approval for the same.

Lupin's Abacavir Sulfate, Lamivudine  Zidovudine 300mg (Base)/150mg/300mg Tablets are the AB-rated generic equivalent of ViiV Healthcare's (ViiV) Trizivir® Tablets, 300 mg (base) / 150 mg / 300mg and are indicated in combination with other antiretrovirals or alone for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.

Lupin is the first applicant to file an ANDA for Trizivir® Tablets and as such is entitled to 180 days of marketing exclusivity.

Trizivir® Tablets, 300 mg (base) / 150 mg / 300mg had annual U.S sales of approximately US$ 111.6 million (IMS MAT Sep, 2013).  

About Lupin Limited

Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company producing and developing a wide range of branded and generic formulations and APIs globally. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space and holds global leadership positions in the Anti-TB and Cephalosporin segment.

Lupin is the 5th largest and fastest growing top 5 generics player in the US (5.3% market share by prescriptions, IMS Health) and the 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by revenues. The Company is also the fastest growing top 10 generic pharmaceutical players in Japan and South Africa (IMS).

For the financial year ended March 2013, Lupin's Consolidated turnover and Profit after Tax were Rs. 94,616 million (USD 1.74 billion) and Rs. 13,142 million (USD 242 million) respectively. Please visit http://www.lupinworld.com for more information.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable generic medicines and branded formulations trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. For more information, visit http://www.lupinpharmaceuticals.com  

For more information, please contact -

Shamsher Gorawara
Head - Corporate Communications
Lupin Limited
Ph: +91-98-20-338-555
Email: shamshergorawara@lupinworld.com                  

Safe Harbor Statement*  Trizivir® is a registered trademark of ViiV Healthcare

SOURCE Lupin Ltd



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