Cipla arm secures marketing rights for cancer drug in US

Cipla USA, Inc, a subsidiary of the company will be marketing the drug in strengths of 150 and 500 mg tablets.

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Drug major Cipla today said its subsidiary has secured rights from Hyderabad-based MSN Laboratories to market and distribute colon cancer treatment drug Capecitabine in the US market.

Cipla USA, Inc, a subsidiary of the company will be marketing the drug in strengths of 150 and 500 mg tablets.

The company’s product is generic equivalent of Genentech’s Xeloda.

Capecitabine tablets are indicated in patients with colon cancer and for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer after failure of prior anthracycline-containing chemotherapy.

As per IQVIA (IMS Health) dat, Xeloda and its generic equivalents had sales of around USD 178 million in the US for 12-month period ending June 2018.

Shares of Cipla today ended 0.27 per cent up at Rs 620.90 on the BSE.

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