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Dr. Reddy’s launches generic Wellbutrin SR

BY David Salazar
HYDERABAD, India and PRINCETON, N.J. — Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced Friday the U.S. launch of its generic of Wellbutrin SR (bupropion HCl) extended-release tablets. 
 
Brand and generic sales of the drug were $109.6 million for the 12 months ended July 2016, according to IMS Health. The Dr. Reddy’s generic will be available in 60-, 100- and 500-count bottles in 100-, 150- and 200-mg dosage strengths. 
 
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FDA gives tentative approval to Perrigo’s generic Epiduo Gel

BY David Salazar
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has given its tentative approval for Perrigo’s generic of Epiduo Gel (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide 0.1%/2.5%), the company announced Thursday. The drug is indicated to treat acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older. 
 
Annual sales for the product were $379 million for the 12 months ended July 2016. 
 
“This tentative approval is another example of Perrigo's ongoing commitment to developing high-quality value alternatives in important treatment categories,” Perrigo CEO John Hendrickson said. 
 
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Iceshot aims to revolutionize the diabetic community

BY Gina Acosta

ADDISON, Texas — There's a new reusable applicator that freezes injection sites to reduce pain and discomfort, and it's targeted specifically at people with diabetes. 

Iceshot is a personal, topical, dermal numbing unit that is used to numb the skin prior to taking insulin injections.  Within a few quick seconds of holding Iceshot to the skin, the pain of the injections is eased dramatically.

USES:  

Temporarily relieves pain associated with insulin injections.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Remove Iceshot unit from freezer and remove cap
2. Hold Iceshot to skin for thirty seconds or until numb
3. Proceed with normal injection method in the Iceshot affected area
4. Recap and place Iceshot unit back in freezer

Iceshot is a registered medical device with the Food and Drug Administration.  

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