Launch of Generic Targretin Capsules
July 9, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Mylan Pharmaceutical’s generic version of Targretin capsules (bexarotene). Targretin (bexarotene), manufactured by Valeant, and was originally approved by the FDA on December 29, 1999 for the treatment of cutaneous manifestations of cutaneous t-cell lymphoma in patients who are refractory to at least one prior systemic therapy. The dosage strength launched by Mylan and currently in the market is 75mg. Generics to topical Targretin gel 1% won’t be available before October 2016.
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