Teva's generic Aricept OKed by FDA
JERUSALEM — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for Alzheimer’s disease made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.
The FDA approved Teva’s donepezil hydrochloride tablets in the 5-mg and 10-mg strengths.
The drug is a generic version of Aricept, made by Pfizer and Eisai. Branded and generic versions of the drug had sales of about $2.3 billion during the 12-month period ended in March, according to IMS Health.