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Glenmark Pharma gets tentative nod from USFDA for multiple sclerosis drug

Glenmark's said its current portfolio consists of 161 products authorised for distribution in the US market and 49 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) pending approval with the USFDA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday said it has received tentative nod from the US health regulator for dimethyl fumarate delayed-release capsules used for treating multiple sclerosis.

The tentative nod granted by US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) to Pharmaceuticals Inc, USA (Glenmark) is for multiple strengths of dimethyl fumarate delayed-release capsules of 120 mg and 240 mg.

These are generic version of Tecfidera Capsules, 120 mg and 240 mg, of Biogen Inc, Pharmaceuticals said in a statement.

Citing IQVIATM sales data for the 12 month period ending August 2019, the company said Tecfidera Capsules, 120 mg and 240 mg achieved annual sales of approximately $3.7 billion.

Glenmark's said its current portfolio consists of 161 products authorised for distribution in the US market and 49 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) pending approval with the USFDA.

First Published: Wed, October 09 2019. 12:35 IST
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