Apotex Debuts Eliquis Rival In Canada
Apo-Apixaban Version Is First Generic Alternative Available
Apotex has introduced Canada’s first generic version of Eliquis in the form of its Apo-Apixaban product. The launch comes after the firm was also among a wave of Aubagio teriflunomide generics to hit the Canadian market.
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Apotex is to be acquired by SK Capital, the private investment firm has announced. The Canadian generics giant’s new owner has promised to invest in the firm to “support Apotex’s next phase of growth and continued innovation for patient affordability.”
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