Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Precose Tablets

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Mylan Inc.announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Acarbose Tablets, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg, the generic version of Bayer’s Precose® Tablets, a treatment to be used with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Acarbose Tablets had U.S. sales of approximately $23 million for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, 2010, according to IMS Health. The product is available for immediate shipment.

Currently, Mylan has 169 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $99.5 billion in annual sales, according to IMS Health. Forty-five of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $24 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010, according to IMS Health.

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