MONTVALE, N.J., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL) today announced that its subsidiary, PLIVA - Lachema a.s., has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's Taxol(R) (paclitaxel) Injection USP, 6mg/mL, packaged in 100mg/16.7 mL and 300mg/50 mL Multiple-dose Vials. The Company plans to launch its product shortly. Barr's U.S. generic injectable portfolio now totals seven products.
Barr's product will compete in a market that had annual sales of approximately $98 million for the twelve months ended January 2008, based on IMS sales data.
About Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical company that operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. A holding company, Barr operates through its principal subsidiaries: Barr Laboratories, Inc., Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and PLIVA d.d. and its subsidiaries. The Barr Group of companies markets more than 120 generic and 27 proprietary products in the U.S. and approximately 1,025 products globally outside of the U.S.
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