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Mylan ships contraceptive pill

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By Alex Nixon

Published: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Mylan Inc. said on Friday that it has starting shipping a generic contraceptive pill as part of a partnership with an Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Cecil-based Mylan is the domestic distributor of Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets, made by Famy Care Ltd., based in Mumbai, India. The tablets are a generic version of Nordette, made by Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets had U.S. sales of about $60.4 million in the 12 months ended Sept. 30.

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said the company has 34 oral contraceptives pending approval with the FDA.

 

 

 
 


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