press release tileMylan NV has announced the US launch of Linezolid tablets, 600 mg, which is the generic version of Pfizer’s Zyvox tablets. Mylan received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated in adults and children for the treatment of certain infections caused by susceptible Gram-positive bacteria.

Linezolid tablets, 600 mg, had US sales of approximately $457.8 million for the 12 months ending 30 September 2015, according to IMS Health.

Currently, Mylan has 269 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $100.8 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS Health. Fifty of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $35.6 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending 30 June 2015, according to IMS Health.

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