Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces The Launch Of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Injection, USP

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGNT) today announced the launch of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Injection, USP, an antineoplastic agent, in three vial presentations. According to IMS, for the 12 months ending September 2013, the US market for Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Injection, USP approximated $14 million. As with all products in Sagent's portfolio, Doxorubicin features Sagent's PreventIV Measures SM packaging and labeling, designed to help reduce medication errors. 

About Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Injection, USP

Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Injection has been used successfully to produce regression in disseminated neoplastic conditions such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, Wilms' tumor, neuroblastoma, soft tissue and bone sarcomas, breast carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, transitional cell bladder carcinoma, thyroid carcinoma, gastric carcinoma, Hodgkin's disease, malignant lymphoma and bronchogenic carcinoma in which the small cell histologic type is the most responsive compared to other cell types. Doxorubicin is also indicated for use as a component of adjuvant therapy in women with evidence of axillary lymph node involvement following resection of primary breast cancer.

The package insert, available at www.sagentpharma.com, contains the indications, complete side effect profile, and prescribing information.

About Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, sourcing and marketing pharmaceutical products, with a specific emphasis on injectables. Sagent has created a unique global network of resources, comprising rapid development capabilities, sophisticated manufacturing and innovative drug delivery technologies, resulting in an extensive and rapidly expanding pharmaceutical product portfolio that fulfills the evolving needs of patients.
CONTACT: INVESTOR CONTACT:         Jonathon Singer, Sagent         847-908-1605         jsinger@sagentpharma.com

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