Amneal's generic Namenda XR
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Amneal’s generic Namenda XR introduced

BY David Salazar

Amneal’s generic Namenda XR (memantine hydrochloride extended release) capsules have launched in four dosage strengths. The drug is indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-sever dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.

Amneal’s generic Namenda XR will be available in 7-, 14-, 21- and 28-mg dosage strengths. The product had U.S. sales of roughly $929 million for the 12 months ended December 2017, according to IQVIA data.

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Teva generic Solodyn
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Teva launches generic Solodyn

BY DSN STAFF

Teva has introduced its generic Solodyn (minocycline HCl). The drug is indicated to treat inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in patients ages 12 years and older.

Teva’s generic Solodyn will be available in 65- and 115-mg dosage strengths.

“The launch of these two strengths of our generic version of Solodyn brings an effective, affordable treatment option to patients who are managing this condition, and marks our ninth generic medicine in the tetracycline category,” Teva executive vice president and head of North American commercial Brendan O’Grady said.

The product had U.S. sales of roughly $148 million for the 12 months ended December 2017, according to IQVIA data.

 

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PDX’s business intelligence platform renamed Explore Dx

BY David Salazar

PDX has renamed its Explore Rx business intelligence platform. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company’s data transparency and reporting software is now Explore Dx, which the company said was aimed at reflecting the platform’s ability to meet the business intelligence needs of the broader healthcare marketplace, as well as the needs of pharmacies.

“Subsequent to the rapid adoption of Explore Rx, we’re excited about this transition from providing innovative, pharmacy-specific solutions to now providing cutting-edge technology solutions that are relevant for, and necessary to, all of healthcare,” PDX chief information officer Todd Crosslin said.

Explore Dx is able to offer data transparency and actionable reporting that PDX said is able to offer insight into their business. The HIPAA-compliant platform is powered by the cloud-native data warehouse Snowflake and data visualization and action platform Looker, PDX said, noting that it allows access to data in near real-time. Users can create custom dashboards and reports to help create a data-driven business, the company said.

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