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Akorn’s Zatidor generic

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FDA grants Akorn approval July 27 for its generic version of Novartis' Zatidor OTC ophthalmic solution (ketotifen fumarate 0.025%), the Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based firm announces in a same-day release. The product, which was approved for OTC use by the agency in October 2006, is indicated for up to 12 hours of relief of itchy eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair and dander, Akorn states (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 23, 2006, p. 4). The firm estimates Novartis' branded product posted $36 mil. in sales in 2006. The firm plans to launch the product by October, according to the release. Bausch & Lomb has already announced the release of its Zatidor equivalent (2"The Tan Sheet" July 2, 2007, In Brief)...

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