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Teva Cleared for Iron Treatment

The product is the equivalent of Novartis' Desferal for Injection.

Teva Pharmaceutical

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got Food and Drug Administration clearance to sell deferoxamine mesylate for injection.

The product is the generic equivalent of


Desferal for injection, a product indicated for acute treatment of iron intoxication and chronic iron overload due to transfusion-dependent anemias. Shipment of the product will begin immediately, it said.

Total annual sales of deferoxamine mesylate for injection are about $43 million.

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