Roxane gets nod for generic herpes treatment
COLUMBUS, Ohio The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a drug for herpes made by Roxane Labs, Roxane said Wednesday.
The FDA approved Roxane’s valacyclovir hydrochloride tablets in the 500-mg and 1-g strengths. The drug, which is a version of GlaxoSmithKline's Valtrex, is used to treat genital herpes, cold sores and herpes zoster.
Valacyclovir hydrochloride tablets in the 500-mg and 1-g strengths had sales of $2.13 billion in 2009, according to IMS Health.