PITTSBURGH, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today confirmed that the company has been sued by Aptalis in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Mesalamine Rectal Suppositories, 1000 mg. This product is the generic version of CANASA®.
Mylan filed a substantially complete ANDA containing a Paragraph IV certification for this product and expects to be eligible for 180 days of marketing exclusivity upon final FDA approval. The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
For the 12 months ending March 31, 2013, CANASA ® had U.S. sales of approximately $153 million, according to IMS Health.
Currently, Mylan has 173 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $82.9 billion in annual sales, according to IMS Health. Thirty-five of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $22.6 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2012, according to IMS Health.This press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with regard to the expected first-to-file status and pending litigation. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the use of legal, regulatory and legislative strategies by competitors or other third parties to delay or prevent product introductions; risks inherent in legal and regulatory processes; and the other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.
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