Therapy Areas: Central Nervous System
Amneal Receives Approval for Generic TobraDex
19 July 2021 - - US-based pharmaceutical company Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX) has received Abbreviated New Drug Application approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for the generic version of TobraDex, which adds another complex ophthalmic product to the generics portfolio, the company said.

Dexamethasone and Tobramycin Ophthalmic Suspension 0.3%/0.1% is the generic version of TobraDex, which is indicated for steroid-responsive inflammatory ocular conditions for which a corticosteroid is indicated and where superficial bacterial ocular infection or a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists.

According to IQVIA, a leading healthcare data and analytics provider, US annual sales for dexamethasone and tobramycin ophthalmic suspension, including the brand TobraDex for the 12 months ended May 2021 were approximately USD 118m.

Important Safety Information for Dexamethasone and Tobramycin Ophthalmic Suspension 0.3%/0.1% includes warning on Intraocular Pressure Increase, Cataracts, Delayed Healing, Bacterial Infections, Viral Infections and Fungal Infections.

Reported adverse drug reactions include hypersensitivity and localized ocular toxicity, including eye pain, eyelids pruritus, eyelid edema, and conjunctival hyperemia. See Package Insert for full prescribing information including complete safety information.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX), headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, is a fully-integrated pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and distribution of generic and specialty drug products.

The company has operations in North America, Asia, and Europe, working together to bring high-quality medicines to patients primarily within the United States.

Amneal has a portfolio of approximately 250 product families and is expanding its portfolio to include complex dosage forms, including biosimilars, in a broad range of therapeutic areas.

The company also markets a portfolio of branded pharmaceutical products through its Specialty segment focused principally on central nervous system and endocrine disorders.

The company also owns 65% of AvKARE. AvKARE provides pharmaceuticals, medical and surgical products and services primarily to governmental agencies, primarily focused on serving the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

AvKARE is also a packager and wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals and vitamins to its retail and institutional customers who are located throughout the United States focused primarily on offering 340b-qualified entities products to provide consistency in care and pricing.
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