Company Receives Initial $3.7 Million Distribution Contract from Anhui
Huayuan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
CHENGDU, China, March 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical, Co., Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: TYNP), a manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine (''TCM'') based in Chengdu, China, today announced that the Company has been granted SFDA approval and is scheduled to launch Azithromycin Dispersible Tablets in the domestic market on April 15, 2008.
The manufacturing license for Azithromycin Dispersible Tablets is not only the first one Tianyin has received but also the first drug approval SFDA has granted to Sichuan Province in 2008. This is the third generic western medicine to be included in Tianyin's product portfolio. The Company will continue to diversify its TCM products, with additional western medicines as they receive approvals for the 10 drugs that are currently in the SFDA pipeline.
Azithromycin is highly effective in treating upper and lower respiratory tract infections and other bacterial infections in skins and reproductive system. Ever since the drug's first introduction, its sales have been growing steadily. Worldwide sales have grown from US$ 619 million in 1996 to $2.01 billion in 2003, representing a 32.6% growth over the previous year. Azithromycin has become a blockbuster product and is now among the TOP 50 prescription drugs in terms of global sales. It is estimated that approximately $350 million in total Azithromycin sales were generated in China during 2007.
''We are pleased to have the first of our pipeline products approved by the SFDA and believe that the launch of Azithromycin provides the opportunity for significant growth in both sales revenue and net profit in the coming years,'' stated Dr. Guoqing Jiang, Chairman and CEO.
The largest domestic distributor of Azithromycin, Anhui Huayuan
Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is currently one
|SOURCE Tianyin Pharmaceutical, Co., Inc.|
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