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March 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for shingles and genital herpes made by Actavis, the drug maker said Wednesday.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic treatment for shingles and genital herpes made by Actavis, the drug maker said Wednesday.

The FDA approved Actavis’ valacyclovir hydrochloride tablets in the 500-mg and 1-g strengths.

The drug is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Valtrex. Branded and generic forms of the drug had sales of about $1.5 billion in 2010, according to IMS Health.

June 9, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of a drug for herpes...

May 25, 2010

Sandoz announced Tuesday that it launched a generic drug for treating genital herpes....

May 24, 2010

Teva Pharmaceuticals has introduced a generic version of a drug for genital herpes, shingles and...

May 11, 2010

Ranbaxy Labs had net sales of $542 million and profits of $210 million in first...