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Glenmark Pharma gets USFDA nod for generic skin ointment

The ointment is used for treating skin inflammation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said on Wednesday it has received final approval from the US health regulator for generic Triamcinolone Acetonide ointment used for treating inflammation.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc USA has been granted final approval by the (USFDA) for Triamcinolone Acetonide ointment USP, 0.1 per cent, the company said in a statement.

The product is a generic version of Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc's Kenalog ointment in the same strength, it added.

According to IMS Health sales data for the 12-month period ending June 2017, the Kenalog ointment 0.1 per cent and all available therapeutic equivalents achieved annual sales of around $26.3 million, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said.

The company's current portfolio consists of 122 products authorised for distribution in the US market and 64 (ANDA's) pending approval with the USFDA, it added.

Shares of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals were today trading at Rs 596.60 per scrip in the afternoon trade on the BSE, down 0.80 per cent from the previous close.

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 15:16 IST