Nov 2 2011
Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that its partner, PharmaForce/Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, received final approval for Epinastine HCl ophthalmic solution, 0.05%, a generic version of Elestat®. Perrigo will commence shipment of the product immediately.
Elestat® is a sterile ophthalmic solution containing epinastine that is indicated for the prevention of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. Estimated annual brand sales for the product prior to generic market formation were $30 million, according to Wolters Kluwer data.
Perrigo's Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "Perrigo is excited to launch another new product in the ophthalmic category, as part of our extended topical strategy. This product is another example of Perrigo's commitment to expand our portfolio and bring new products to market. It further demonstrates our strategy to deliver quality affordable healthcare products."
SOURCE Perrigo Company