In branded pharmaceuticals, sales of the newly launched EXALGO and PENNSAID products more than offset a significant decline for Restoril
and Tofranil, reflecting competition from generics.
Serax, Ativan, Xanax, Restoril
or Prosom has failed to show similar functional improvement in anxiety, dementia or sleep disorder (NOTE: only Restoril
and Prosom are FDA-approved for sleep).
The decline in branded products was largely attributable to Restoril
, while the generics shortfall was due to increased competitive activity, difficult comparisons with the prior year and distributor order timing.
is a registered trademark of Novartis Pharma Canada Inc.
sales of approximately $56 million for the 12 months ending March 31, 2010, according to IMS Health, complements Mylan's already approved and marketed strengths, which are therapeutically equivalent to Mallinckrodt's Restoril
15 mg, 22.
5 mg formulation of Restoril has taken off since Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals acquired the brand from Novartis in 2001," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Patrick Rajan.
Moreover, unlike other sleep medications, Restoril uses conjugative metabolism, thus reducing the concern for drug interactions.
In clinical studies, this milk peptide has been shown to be as effective as Valium(R), Xanax(R), Restoril
and has been shown to be more effective than Kava-Kava and St.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's prescription drug program for low-income older people is placing restrictions on reimbursement for the drug Restoril
, based on the manufacturer's revised directives for prescribing the drug.
Patients were treated with placebo or with Restoril
at a 7.
Leading prescription products marketed by Sandoz include: Sandimmune, an anti-rejection drug that revolutionized organ transplantation; Clozaril for severe schizophrenia; DynaCirc for high blood pressure; Eldepryl and Parlodel for Parkinson's Disease; Restoril
for insomnia; Florinal and D.