Glenmark’s insomnia drug, eszopiclone tablets receives US FDA approval

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Glenmark Generics Inc., USA a subsidiary of Glenmark Generics Limited has been granted final abbreviated new drug approval (ANDA) from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) for eszopiclone tablets. Glenmark will commence distribution of the product immediately.

Eszopiclone tablets are Glenmark’s generic version of Sunovion’s Lunesta. Eszopiclone is indicated for the treatment of insomnia. The approval is for the 1mg, 2mg and 3mg tablets.

For the 12 month period ending December 2013, Lunesta garnered annual sales of USD 824 million according to IMS Health.

Source: PharmaBiz

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