Date: 30-Sep-2020

Lupin Launches Generic Fosaprepitant Injection In US

 Pharma major Lupin on Monday said it has launched generic Fosaprepitant injection, used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy in adults, in the American market. The company has launched Fosaprepitant for injection, 150 mg single-dose vial, having received an approval earlier for it from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Lupin said in a filing to the BSE.

The product is a generic version of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp's Emend for injection in the same strength, it added.

According to IQVIA MAT July 2020 data, Fosaprepitant for injection, 150 mg single-dose vial, had annual sales of approximately USD 136 million (about Rs 1,000 crore) in the US, Lupin said.