Par to Begin Shipping Cefprozil Tablets Immediately
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. today announced that it has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for cefprozil tablets. Cefprozil is the generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic Cefzil(R). Annual U.S. sales of Cefzil(R) tablets exceed $100 million, according to IMS Health.
Par will begin shipping the product immediately. Cefprozil tablets will be available in 250 mg and 500 mg strengths.
Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets generic drugs and innovative branded pharmaceuticals for specialty markets. In 2005, Par received approval for and introduced Megace(R) ES, its first branded pharmaceutical product, and expects to launch its second in early 2006. Par's Generic Products Division is committed to providing high-quality pharmaceuticals that are affordable and accessible to patients. Par manufactures, markets or licenses more than 90 generic drugs. For press release and other company information, visit http://www.parpharm.com/.
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CONTACT: Cecelia C. Heer of Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., +1-201-802-4000
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