The company said the Isoproterenol Hydrochloride Injection USP is the first-to-market generic for Isuprel
(Isoproterenol Hydrochloride Injection)
Senate after having raised the price of Isuprel
by about 720 percent and Nitropress by 310 percent after it bought the drugs from Marathon Pharmaceuticals in 2015.
Pharmaceutical company Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX) said on Monday that all hospitals in the US will be provided with an enhanced rebate programme to reduce the price of Nitropress and Isuprel
as part of its Patient Access and Pricing Committee recommendation.
141) Prior to those allegations, Valeant received a slew of bad publicity' in February 2015 after acquiring the rights to two heart drugs, Isuprel
and Nitropress, from Marathon Pharmaceuticals, and promptly raising both drugs' prices by 525 percent and 212 percent respectively.
Turing Pharmaceuticals, for example, raised the price of an anti-infective drug called Daraprim by 5,000%; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International raised the price on a heart drug Isuprel
by a significant percentage.
The list price for a 1-milliliter vial of Isuprel
, used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, rose to $1,347 from $215.