Navigation Links
Watson Receives FDA Approval of Potassium Chloride Extended-Release Capsules
Date:6/3/2008

CORONA, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Potassium-Chloride Extended-Release Capsules USP in the 8mEq and 10mEq strengths.

Potassium-Chloride is the generic equivalent to KV Pharmaceutical's Micro-K(R) Extencaps(R) USP and is indicated for the treatment of patients with hypokalemia, with or without metabolic alkalosis, in digitalis intoxications, and in patients with hypokalemic familial periodic paralysis. For the 12-months ending March 2008, Micro-K(R) Extencaps(R) and its generic equivalents had total U.S. sales of approximately $80 million, according to IMS Health. Watson plans to launch its Potassium Chloride Extended-Release product during the third quarter of 2008. The specific launch date will depend upon the timing of product validation activities and manufacturing of launch quantities.

About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., headquartered in Corona, CA, is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets, sells and distributes brand and generic pharmaceutical products. Watson pursues a growth strategy combining internal product development, strategic alliances and collaborations and synergistic acquisitions of products and businesses.

For press releases and other company information, visit Watson Pharmaceuticals' Web site at http://www.watson.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

Any statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect Watson's current perspective of existing trends and information as of the date of this release. Except as expressly required by law, Watson disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from Watson's current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Watson's business. These factors include, among others, difficulties or delays in manufacturing; the impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance of and continued demand for Watson's products; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in Watson's periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to Watson's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020214/WATSONLOGO)


'/>"/>
SOURCE Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Watson Announces Oxybutynin Topical Gel NDA Accepted for Filing by FDA for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder
2. Watson to Present at the UBS Global Specialty and Generic Pharmaceuticals Conference
3. Watson to Present at the Bank of America 2008 Healthcare Conference
4. Texas Senator Kirk Watson Honored as Champion for Children by the AMERIGROUP Foundation
5. Watson Files Application for Generic SEASONIQUE(R)
6. 60 Minutes to Report on Dangers of Trasylol: Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris Involved in Litigation Against Pharmaceutical Giant Bayer AG
7. Few Employers Addressing Workplace Stress, Watson Wyatt Surveys Find
8. Watson Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Inspection of Florida Facilities
9. Medical Cost Increases to Accelerate Worldwide Over Next Five Years, Watson Wyatt Poll Finds
10. Watson to Distribute Alendronate Tablets
11. Watson Receives FDA Approval for Generic DuoNeb(R)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... Falls, NY & Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) , ... February ... ... Davis, Founder of Activz Whole-Food Nutrition , announced that the much-anticipated feature with ... on the New Really Cool Humans Amateur TV Network. , Each week, on his ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... life? The answer may be at the tips of your toes. Foot massage, whether ... as well as pure comfort and relaxation. The American Board of Multiple Specialties ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... advisors and independent PROSHRED franchises from across the country gathered at the La ... to recognize top performers. PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point ... Best in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report ... independently ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... X. Move from on one drop zone to the next using Colorize's dynamic moving ... complements any project. This package includes a 3D slideshow environment with 1 to 5 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 ... the addition of the "Global Musculoskeletal ... company profile to their offering. ... the addition of the "Global Musculoskeletal ... company profile to their offering. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York , February 5, 2016 ... new Transparency Market Research report states that the global ... in 2014 and is predicted to reach US$185.9 bn ... CAGR of 6.50% from 2014 to 2020. The title ... (Branded/Generic/Over-the-counter, Chemical/Biological, Captive/Contract Manufactured, by Geography, and by Therapeutic ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , February 5, 2016 ... new market research report "Fetal (Labor & Delivery) and ... Antepartum), Warmer, Incubator, Pulse Oximeter, Phototherapy/Jaundice Management Devices, CPAP, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the global market over ... is estimated at USD 6.28 Billion in 2015 and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: