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Amneal launches first Vagifem generic


BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Amneal Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday announced the launch of its Yuvafem (estradiol vaginal inserts 10 mcg), the first generic of Vagifem. The drug delivers the same low dose of vaginal estrogen as Vagifem, and is packaged in 8- and 18-count sizes. 


“Patients and healthcare providers have been eager to see a generic for this unique dosage form in order to benefit from the cost savings such multi-source products can deliver,” Amneal co-CEO and chairman Chirag Patel said. “As a company, we are not only pleased to be able to offer a potentially more affordable option in this therapeutic category, but to add to our rapidly-growing portfolio of oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies in such a significant way.”


Vagifem had U.S. sales of $423 million for the 12 months ended July 2016, according to IMS Health data. 


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