Posted from: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 02:45 PM - Present

Generic Approved for Lialda

June 5, 2017 – The U.S. FDA has approved Zydus Cadila’s generic for Lialda® (mesalamine) 1.2g delayed-release tablets, manufactured by Shire. Mesalamine is taken orally to treat mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis. The generic launch is projected for July or August, but pricing is currently unknown. IMS estimates that global sales for Lialda were $1.2 billion for the 12-month period ending on April 30, 2017. Zydus Cadila will have 180 days of generic exclusivity.

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