Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs announces FDA approval to market generic Norvasc

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval for the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Amlodipine Besylate Tablets, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg (Amlodipine).

Amlodipine is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, for the symptomatic treatment of chronic stable angina, and for the treatment of confirmed or suspected vasospastic angina. Amlodipine is the bioequivalent to Norvasc(R), a registered trademark of Pfizer Inc. According to IMS Data, based upon the most recent quarterly sales ended September 2007, Amlodipine generic and brand products combined have a run rate of approximately $550 million with ten generic competitors.

Daniel H. Movens, Caraco's Chief Executive Officer, said, "This product marks our seventh final approval since June 30, 2007. We are evaluating the market place and internal production planning in an effort to monetize this approval as soon as possible. This will bring our total product selection to 43 different products represented by 92 various strengths."

Detroit-based Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., develops, manufactures, markets and distributes generic and private-label pharmaceuticals to the nation's largest wholesalers, distributors, drugstore chains and managed care providers.

http://www.caraco.com/

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