- 8 new product launches in Q4 closes out another successful year of innovation
- First approval of a large volume bag product signals further expansion of injectables business
Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX) (“Amneal” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has successfully launched 26 new generic products in 2022. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company launched 8 new generic products, including clindamycin phosphate gel 1%, ipratropium bromide nasal sprays, and prednisolone sodium phosphate oral solution.
“2022 was another successful year of innovation for Amneal. Across the portfolio we continue to innovate, further expand our portfolio of essential medicines, and drive incremental impact and benefit for health care professions and their patients. Looking to 2023, we expect more than 30 new product launches,” said Chirag Patel and Chintu Patel, Amneal Co-Chief Executive Officers.
In addition, Amneal also announced it received Abbreviated New Drug Application approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for its first large volume bag, esmolol hydrochloride in sodium chloride injection.
Harsher Singh, SVP for Amneal Biosciences, stated, “We are seeing continued momentum in expanding our injectables business. We are excited about this first ready to use bag approval utilizing one of our new manufacturing sites and look forward to more over the coming months.”
Esmolol hydrochloride in sodium chloride injection is indicated for tachycardia. For full prescribing information, see package insert located here. According to IQVIA®, U.S. annual sales for this product for the 12 months ended October 2022 were $57 million.
Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX), headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, is a fully integrated essential medicines company. We make healthy possible through the development, manufacturing, and distribution of generic and specialty pharmaceuticals, primarily within the United States. The Company has a diverse portfolio of over 250 products in its Generics segment and is expanding across a broad range of complex products and therapeutic areas, including injectables and biosimilars. In its Specialty segment, Amneal has a growing portfolio of branded pharmaceutical products focused primarily on central nervous system and endocrine disorders, with a pipeline focused on unmet needs. Through its AvKARE segment, the Company is a distributor of pharmaceuticals and other products for the U.S. federal government, retail, and institutional markets. For more, please visit www.amneal.com.
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