Navigation Links
BioComp Pharma Launches First Generic Drug for Tindamax(R)
Date:2/3/2009

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BioComp Pharma, Inc. launched Tinidazole 500, the first generic version of the FDA-approved drug Tindamax(R). Tindamax(R) is the only oral antimicrobial drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of both trichomoniasis (trich) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). BioComp Pharma will begin shipping the generic version of Tindamax(R) in February 2009.

Generic drugs have the same active ingredients and efficacy as branded drugs but, on average, cost 30 to 80 percent less.(1) In 2007, the average price of a generic prescription drug was $34.34, while the average price of a brand-name prescription drug was $119.41, according to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.(2)

With an estimated 7.4 million new cases of trich in men and women each year,(3) it is the most common curable sexually transmitted disease in young, sexually-active women in the United States.(4) BV affects almost one-third of women (29.2 percent) in the United States(5) and is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age.(6)

Tindamax(R) is administered in one gram (two 500 mg tablets, once daily for five days) or two grams (four 500 mg tablets, once daily for two days) for the treatment of BV, compared to the twice daily, seven day oral dosing of metronidazole, the current standard of care. Tindamax(R) is administered as two grams (four 500 mg tablets for one day) for the treatment of trich. The drug's formulation helps minimize treatment time by allowing for targeted dosing and a shorter course of therapy.

About BioComp Pharma, Inc.

BioComp Pharma, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mission Pharmacal Company, a privately-held pharmaceutical company based in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 2008, BioComp Pharma, Inc. distributes biocomparable drug products, which are less expensive than their prescription equivalent products. For more information on BioComp Pharma, visit www.biocomppharma.com.

About Tindamax(R)

Tindamax(R) is a second-generation 5-nitroimidazole compound and is indicated in the United States for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, the intestinal infections giardiasis and intestinal amebiasis and amebic liver abscess.

    Media Contact:
    Cohn & Wolfe
    Ms. Ami Shah
    (212) 537-8048
    ami.shah@cohnwolfe.com

(1) Saving Money on Prescription Drugs. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed at:http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2005/505_save.html#generic. Last accessed: January 25, 2009

(2) Industry facts-at-a-glance. National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Accessed at: http://www.nacds.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=507. Last accessed: January 25, 2009.

(3) Trichomoniasis - CDC Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control. Accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/STD/Trichomonas/STDFact-Trichomoniasis.htm. Last accessed: January 24, 2009.

(4) Trichomoniasis - CDC Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control. Accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/STD/Trichomonas/STDFact-Trichomoniasis.htm. Last accessed: January 24, 2009.

(5) J.E. Allsworth, J.F. Peipert. "Prevalence of Bacterial Vaginosis: 2001-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data," Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007; 109(1): 114-120.

(6) Bacterial Vaginosis - CDC Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control. Accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/STD/BV/STDFact-Bacterial-Vaginosis.htm . Last accessed: 2009.


'/>"/>
SOURCE BioComp Pharma, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Osteotechs Plexur M(TM) Biocomposite Receives FDA Clearance in Spine
2. Osteotech Receives FDA Clearance for Plexur M(TM) Biocomposite
3. PharmaNet Development Group Agrees to be Acquired by JLL Partners
4. Chronic Lung Disease - Axentis Pharma Attracts Investment Interest
5. Cephalon Exercises Option to License Worldwide Rights to ImmuPharma Product, Lupuzor
6. Quest PharmaTech Announces a Review of Strategic Alternatives to Enhance Shareholder Value
7. Amylin Pharmaceuticals Confirms Receipt of Director Nomination Notices
8. Pharmasset Announces $45.5 Million Registered Direct Offering of Common Stock
9. Sinobiopharma Reports Financial Highlights for Six-Month Period Ending November 30, 2008
10. SAFC Pharma Augments Assay Development Capabilities
11. Endo Pharmaceuticals to Announce Fourth Quarter and 2008 Full-Year Financial Results on February 27, 2009
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/16/2017)... , Feb. 16, 2017  Windtree Therapeutics, ... company focusing on developing aerosolized KL4 surfactant therapies ... a preclinical influenza study showed that aerosolized KL4 ... in a well-established preclinical animal model. The Company ... growing body of evidence that supports the role ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... NEW YORK , Feb. 16, 2017 ... of their $7M Series B financing, adding an additional ... $3.5M led by Mesa Verde Venture Partners and other ... will be directed towards further accelerating commercial adoption of ... genomic profiling test and expanding the Paradigm cancer registry. ...
(Date:2/15/2017)... ... , ... Executive search firm, Slone Partners, announces the placement ... is a veteran life sciences and molecular diagnostics executive with extensive commercialization experience. ... disease risk in future generations. In his new role, Matt will be responsible ...
(Date:2/15/2017)... SAN FRANCISCO , 15. Februar 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... mit Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) eine Lizenzvereinbarung über ... in ihrer Klasse führenden Plattform für die Entdeckung ... sich durch ihr neuartiges chimäres Gensegmentdesign aus, das ... Auswahl an humanen Antikörpern bietet und das für ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:1/25/2017)... , Jan. 25, 2017 The Elements of ... (IAM) lifecycle is comprised of a comprehensive set ... purpose of maintaining digital identities and providing a ... applications. There are significant number of programs opted ... to time by optimizing processes and changing policies. ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... 20, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... The global voice recognition biometrics market to grow ... The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects ... the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Jan. 18, 2017 MedNet Solutions ... supports the entire spectrum of clinical research, is ... record-breaking year for the organization in terms of ... MedNet,s eClinical products and services. The company,s exceptional ... success of iMedNet ™ ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):