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Strides Pharma gets USFDA nod to market HIV drug


Strides Pharma Science on Wednesday said its subsidiary has received approval from the US health regulator to market a generic version of Gilead Sciences’ Atripla tablets which are indicated to help control HIV infection. Singapore-based Strides Pharma Global, a stepdown wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, has received approval for Efavirenz (600mg), Emtricitabine (200mg), Tenofovir Disproxil Fumurate (300mg), (EET) tablets from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), the drug firm said in a statement.

The company’s product is bioequivalent and therapeutically equivalent to Atripla Tablets of Gilead Sciences LLC, it added.

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As per per IQVIA, Efavirenz, Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumurate tablet (EET) has a market opportunity of USD 7.5 million in the US.

Shares of Strides Pharma Science ended 2.51 per cent up at Rs 508.20 apiece on the BSE on Wednesday.


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