Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has launched pamidronate disodium injection in single-dose vials containing 30 mg per 10 mL and 90 mg per 10 mL. Pamidronate disodium injection, the generic alternative of Novartis Pharmaceutical Company's Aredia®, is a bone resorption inhibitor. The 2008 U.S. market for pamidronate disodium approximated $17 million, according to IMS data.
"Pamidronate is an important adjunctive therapy for cancer patients for the treatment of chemotherapy-associated osteoporosis," said Jeffrey M. Yordon, chief executive officer, founder, and chairman of the board of Sagent. "It will be a valuable addition to Sagent's oncolytic and supportive care product line, and we believe we are well positioned to serve this market."
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.