Sandoz launches generic psoriasis treatment

8/6/2012

PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz has launched a generic version of a topical medication used to treat psoriasis, the company said.



Sandoz, the generics arm of Swiss drug maker Novartis, announced the launch of calcipotriene cream in the 0.005% strength, calling it the first generic version of Leo Pharma's Dovonex.



Dovonex had sales of about $118.8 million during the 12-month period ended in May, according to IMS Health.




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