Lupin Lines Up A Pair Of US Launches
Droxidopa Generic Of Northera Follows Launch Of Rival To Horizon’s Duexis
India’s Lupin has launched its droxidopa rival to Northera in the US, in 100mg, 200mg and 300mg strengths. The company also launched the generic version of Horizon’s Duexis ibuprofen/famotidine 800mg/26.6mg tablets.
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Having previously seen patent litigation with originator Chiesi dismissed, Lupin has realized plans to launch the first UK generic version of Fostair (beclometasone/formoterol), with the potential for significant cost savings for the UK’s National Health Service.
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