Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for insomnia treatment drug

The company has got approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market the drug.

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New Delhi: Drug firm Alembic Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the US health regulator for Temazepam capsules, used for treatment of insomnia.

The company has got approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market the drug in the strength of 7.5mg, 15mg, 22.5mg and 40mg, Alembic Pharmaceuticals said in a BSE filing.

The approved abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) is the therapeutic equivalent to the reference listed drug product (RLD) Restoril Capsules.

Quoting IQVIA sales data, the company said, Temazepam capsules 7.5mg, 15mg, 22.5mg and 40mg had an estimated market size of USD 48 million for 12 months, ending December 2017.

The company’s stock was trading at Rs 567 apiece, up 1.33 per cent, on the BSE.

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