FDA approves generic cardiovascular drug

10/10/2012

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for treating blood pressure and chest pain.


Actavis announced Wednesday the approval of diltiazem hydrochloride extended-release capsules.


The drug is a generic version of Valeant's Tiazac. The branded drug and its generic equivalents had sales of about $76.3 million in 2011, according to IMS Health.




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