Posted from: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 01:24 PM - Present

Generic to Androgel 1.62% Packets Approved

July 17, 2017 – The U.S. FDA has approved Perrigo’s A-rated generic to AbbVie’s Androgel® (testosterone gel) 1.62% packets, C-III. The drug is approved for the treatment of men who have deficiencies or absences of natural (endogenous) testosterone.

Perrigo has not yet announced launch plans for its Androgel 1.62% generic. U.S. sales of Androgel 1.62% packets were approximately $88 million for the 12 months ending May 2017. Generics for Androgel 1% have been available since January 2015.

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