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Sun Pharma launches authorised generic for Welchol tabs in US

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The launch is pursuant to a distribution and supply agreement between Sun Pharma’s wholly-owned subsidiary and Daiichi Sankyo

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries including its subsidiaries and/or associate companies) announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has launched in US, the Authorized Generic (AG) version for Daiichi Sankyo’s Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride) 625mg tablets.

The launch is pursuant to a distribution and supply agreement between Sun Pharma’s wholly-owned subsidiary and Daiichi Sankyo, which grants the Sun Pharma subsidiary, exclusive rights to distribute these tablets in the US for a pre-determined period. Welchol tablets recorded US sales of approximately $520 million for the 12 months ending March 2018, as per IQVIA.

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