Upsher-Smith Adds Absorica Alternatives
As Sawai’s US Division Partners With Australia’s Mayne On Isotretinoin Capsules
Sawai’s Upsher-Smith unit has launched three further strengths of isotretinoin capsules in the US. The company has also partnered with Australia’s Mayne Pharma on US distribution for the rivals to Sun’s Absorica dermatology brand.
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