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July 2, 2012

Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug designed to prevent and treat osteoporosis.

HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy's has launched a drug designed to prevent and treat osteoporosis.

The generic drug maker launched ibandronate sodium tablets in the 150-mg strength, following approval by the Food and Drug Administration for the drug maker's abbreviated new drug application. The drug is a generic version of Boniva.

The branded drug and generic versions had U.S. sales of approximately $486 million during the 12-month period ended in March, according to IMS Health.

March 21, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Watson's generic version of a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, the company said.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Watson's generic version of a drug used to prevent and treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, the company said.

Watson announced the FDA's approval of ibandronate tablets in the 150-mg strength, a generic version of Genentech's Boniva. Watson plans to launch its version in second quarter 2012.