HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of Lamivudine Tablets USP, 150 mg and 300 mg, which is the generic version of ViiV Healthcare's Epivir® Tablets. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product. Lamivudine Tablets is a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV‑1 infection.(1)
Lamivudine Tablets USP, 150 mg and 300 mg, had U.S. sales of approximately $27.1 million for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2015, according to IMS Health.
Currently, Mylan has 265 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $110.3 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS Health. Forty-eight of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $38.3 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2015, according to IMS Health.
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(1) Use of Lamivudine has been associated with lactic acidosis and fatty liver disease. In patients who are co-infected with hepatitis B virus and HIV-1, severe acute exacerbations of Hepatitis B have occurred upon discontinuation of lamivudine.
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