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Sagent Pharmaceuticals Launches Ceftriaxone, USP, and Cefuroxime for Injection, USP
Date:7/16/2008

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has launched both ceftriaxone for injection, USP, and cefuroxime for injection, USP, two broad spectrum antibiotics for parenteral administration used to treat bacterial infections. Sagent's ceftriaxone for injection will be available to the U.S. market in 250 mg and 500 mg single dose vials, as well as 1g and 2g single dose vials; cefuroxime for injection will be available in 750 mg and 1.5g single dose vials and in 7.5g pharmacy bulk package vials. According to IMS data, combined 2007 sales for the two antibiotics were $156 million.

"We are excited to introduce these two broad-spectrum antibiotics, incorporating important features unique to Sagent, including enhanced labeling designed to enable rapid and accurate product identification," said Jeffrey M. Yordon, Sagent's chief executive officer, founder, and chairman of the board. "Importantly, this marks our fifth and sixth product launches in the past eight months, in line with our objective of rapidly introducing safe, high- quality products from our pipeline of over 200 products. Sagent is committed to bringing injectables excellence to healthcare providers and patients."

About Ceftriaxone

Ceftriaxone for injection, USP, is a broad spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections and is the generic equivalent of Roche's Rocephin(R) (ceftriaxone for injection). Ceftriaxone for injection, USP, is indicated for infections of the lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and skin-structure, intra-abdomen, and bones and joints, as well as acute otitis media, uncomplicated gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia and meningitis. Ceftriaxone may also reduce the incidence of postoperative infections is used as a surgical prophylaxis preoperatively.

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