Sandoz, Teva announce availability of generic Cipro
IRVINE, Calif. & PRINCETON, N.J. Sandoz and Teva have introduced their newest product, Ciprofloxacin injection, a generic version of Bayer’s antibiotic, Cipro.
The drug will be available in 2 mg/mL, 200 mg and 2 mg/mL, 200 mg. Teva is marketing the drug in flexible plastic containers and Sandoz will use mini-bags.
According to IMS data, sales of injectable ciprofloxacin in the United States in 2006 were approximately $60 million.
QLT to sell off Aczone following FDA decision
VANCOUVER, Canada QLT has announced that it will proceed with its plan to sell its topical acne treatment Aczone after the Food and Drug Administration removed key blood monitoring requirements for the treatment, according to Reuters.
The company is selling the drug as part of a multi-step process to return it to its core business of treating eye diseases. Recently the company had been delving into acne and prostate cancer treatments.
Already several companies have expressed interest in Aczone and QLT predicts the drug will be sold within the next quarter or two.
Safeway offers Shingles vaccination
PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway is offering immunization against Shingles, a disease that commonly affects people over 50 or people with compromised immune systems, at 700 pharmacies in the states of Ark., Calif., Colo., Del., Hawaii, Ind., Ill., Mont., Neb., Nev., Ore., Pa., Texas, Va. ,W.Va. and Wash. The vaccine will be provided on a walk-in basis at in-store pharmacies.
“The only way to prevent against contracting this debilitating disease is to get a single shot. By administering vaccines on site, Safeway is making it easy for anyone to protect themselves,” said Dave Fong, Safeway senior vice president of pharmacy. “Receiving a shingles vaccination is as easy as stopping at the pharmacy during your regular shopping trip.”
Safeway also offers full-service adult and adolescent immunization services for the prevention of such ailments as tetanus, hepatitis, pneumococcal, meningococcal and more.