The company received approval for abbreviated new drug application for methadone hydrochloride 5 mg and 10 mg tablets
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced that its partner Elite Pharmaceuticals, a US speciality pharmaceutical company, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for methadone hydrochloride 5 mg and 10 mg tablets. Methadone is indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around the-clock long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Methadone can also be used for maintenance treatment of opioid addiction (heroin or other morphine-like drugs) in conjunction with appropriate social and medical services.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Elite’s marketing alliance partner, will sell and distribute methadone for Elite for which Elite will receive manufacturing and license fees. Based on QuintilesIMS Health data, the annual retail sales for the brand and generic products were approximately $30 million.