Pharma Focus Asia

Teva Announces Reintroduction of Generic Depo-Provera® in the United States

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., announced the reintroduction of the generic equivalent to Depo-Provera®1 Contraceptive Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable suspension, USP) 150 mg/mL, in the United States. Medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable suspension is a progestin indicated only for the prevention of pregnancy.

“This reintroduction brings an additional product to a market that was previously lacking in options,” said Dr. Hafrun Fridriksdottir, Executive Vice President, President of Global Generics R&D. “In addition to its importance to patients who will benefit from access to this medicine, this reintroduction holds significant importance to Teva and our generics R&D priorities.”

Teva has been committed to strengthening its generic injectable business globally, by making continued investment in newer, higher-value generic injectable products. With nearly 600 generic medicines available, Teva has the largest portfolio of FDA-approved generic products on the market and holds the leading position in first-to-file opportunities, with over 100 pending first-to-files in the U.S. Currently, one in seven generic prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. is filled with a Teva generic product.

Medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable suspension, USP 150 mg/mL had annual sales of approximately $211 million in the United States, according to IMS data as of July 2017.

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