Posted from: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 02:38 PM - Present

First Generic Launched for Pataday

June 9, 2017 – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has launched the first A-rated generic to Alcon Laboratories’ Pataday® (olopatadine ophthalmic solution 0.2%). Olopatadine is a mast cell stabilizer that helps to relieve itchy eyes caused by allergic conjunctivitis. Recommended dosing is one drop in the affected eye(s) each day. Olopatadine is dispensed in 5mL plastic dropper bottles that contain 2.5mL of solution. QuintilesIMS estimates that U.S. sales for Pataday accounted for $303 million over a one-year period as of March 31, 2017. Teva will have 180 days of generic exclusivity.

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