Teva markets AcuDial generic
NORTH WALES, Pa. Teva Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic treatment for epileptic seizures.
The world’s largest generic drug maker announced Wednesday the launch of diazepam rectal gel, a generic version of Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Diastat AcuDial. The drug is administered via rectal syringe and is available in 2.5-mg, 10-mg and 20-mg strengths.
“Generic pharmaceuticals are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare cost containment,” Teva VP customer operations and marketing Maureen Cavanaugh said. “Teva Pharmaceuticals continues to lead the way with timely new product launches.”
FDA approves Sun’s generic Strattera
MUMBAI, India A generic drug maker has received regulatory approval for its version of an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries’ subsidiary has received approval to market its generic version of Strattera (atomoxetine hydrochloride capsules), an ADHD drug for children ages 6 years and older, as well as teens and adults. Strattera is made and marketed by Eli Lilly.
Annual sales of branded and generic atomoxetine hydrochloride capsules are estimated to be more than $530 million.
Weis Markets announces immunization offerings
SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets on Tuesday announced it would begin offering flu shots in its in-store pharmacies starting this week. The shots will be administered by its trained and certified pharmacist immunizers through the company’s WeisCare Adult Immunization Services program.
“With our certified pharmacist immunizers, it has never been easier to get a flu shot in a Weis Markets’ store; walk-up immunizations are now available in our pharmacies, and we’re also offering our WeisCare Adult Immunization services to businesses and senior centers in the communities that we serve,” Jeff Maltese, Weis Markets’ VP pharmacy, stated.
The shots are available at Weis Markets’ 120 in-store pharmacies and are available to those 18 years of age and older. For most senior citizens, flu shots are covered by Medicare Part B and Part D. Every flu shot recipient also will receive a money-saving coupon booklet valued at $37, the grocer stated.
Weis Markets pharmacies also offer immunization services for pneumonia, shingles, meningitis, tetanus/diptheria/whooping cough and hepatitis A and B per state regulation.
Later in the fall, Weis Markets also will host 65 flu-shot clinics in its stores.