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Wockhardt gets US FDA for generic prostrate cancer drug


The drug will be launched in the US market soon

Pharma and biotech major Wockhardt has received approval from the US health regulator for its generic prostrate cancer tablet abiraterone acetate. The approval granted by the US Food & Drug Administration (US FDA) is for 250mg tablet of abiraterone acetate, a generic version of Zytiga, marketed in US and other countries by Johnson & Johnson, the company said in a statement. Abiraterone is used to treat men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, it added.

Commenting on the approval, Habil Khorakiwala, Founder Chairman and Group CEO, Wockhardt said, “This is one more product in Wockhardt’s growing portfolio of oncology products in the US and has several pending ANDA’s for oncology products.”

He further said, “Along with oncology products, specialty products remain a focus area for our US business and for creating a sustainable growth worldwide.”

Wockhardt will launch the product in the US in a short period of time and is being manufactured at a contract manufacturing facility, based near Hyderabad.

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