Posted from: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 12:43 PM - Present

Generics to Crestor Authorized

July 19, 2016 –AstraZeneca’s request for an order to block the FDA from approving additional generics to its Crestor® (rosuvastatin) was blocked by a judge. Following this ruling, the FDA approved generics from eight additional manufacturers, some of whom have already begun to ship their version of the medication.

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