Pharma major Lupin Limited announced that it has received approval for its Penicillamine Tablets USP, 250 mg, from the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA), to market a generic equivalent of Depen Tablets, 250 mg, of Mylan Specialty, L.P. The product would be manufactured at Lupin’s Nagpur facility and is expected to be launched shortly.
Penicillamine Tablets USP, 250 mg, are indicated in the treatment of Wilson’s disease, Cystinuria, and in patients with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis who have failed to respond to an adequate trial of conventional therapy.
Penicillamine Tablets USP (RLD: Depen) had an annual sales of approximately USD 4 million in the U.S. (IQVIA MAT September 2020).
Lupin is an innovation-led transnational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Mumbai, India. The Company develops and commercializes a wide range of branded and generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs in over 100 markets in the U.S., India, South Africa and across Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), Europe and Middle-East regions.
The Company enjoys leadership position in the cardiovascular, anti-diabetic, and respiratory segments and has significant presence in the anti-infective, gastro-intestinal (GI), central nervous system (CNS) and women’s health areas. Lupin is the 3rd largest pharmaceutical company in the U.S. by prescriptions and 5th in India by global revenues. The Company invests 9.6 % of its revenues on research and development.
Lupin has fifteen manufacturing sites, seven research centers, more than 20,000 professionals working globally, and has been consistently recognized as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in the Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals sector.