Amneal Pharmaceuticals Announces Four New Generics / by Scott A.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals’ fast-growing portfolio of approved generic drugs is expanding once again with the launch of four new medications. Representing multiple therapeutic categories, these products accounted for $900 million annually in U.S. sales as of June 2014, according to IMS Health market data. Acyclovir ointment, USP is available in 5% strength. Sold in 30-gram tubes, each gram of ointment contains 50 mg of acyclovir. The Amneal generic is an AB-rated therapeutic equivalent to Zovirax® Ointment 5%. Atovaquone oral suspension, USP, the first-to-market generic, is available in 750 mg/5 mL strength. The bright yellow, citrus-flavored liquid comes packaged in 210 mL (8 fl. oz.) bottles. The Amneal medication is an AB-rated therapeutic equivalent to Mepron® Oral Suspension. Clindamycin palmitate hydrochloride for oral solution, USP (Pediatric) is available in 75 mg/5 mL reconstituted strength. Mixing the powder with water provides 100 mL of a clear, cherry-flavored solution. The Amneal product is an AA-rated therapeutic equivalent to Cleocin Pediatric®. 

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