While STADA's portfolio is primarily in generics, covering most major therapeutic areas, the company recently relaunched Rheumatrex
Dose Pack (methotrexate sodium tablets), marking its first branded initiative and the cornerstone of its brand franchise in the U.
Although methotrexate (Dava Pharmaceuticals' Rheumatrex
, generics) was the patient-share leader in 2009, sales of the TNF-alpha inhibitors approved for the indication accounted for 85 percent of major-market sales in 2009, owing to the TNF-alpha inhibitors' significant price premium over conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and the availability of inexpensive generic versions of methotrexate.
a company focused primarily on generics, has entered the branded pharmaceuticals marketplace with the rollout of Rheumatrex
, a drug for patients suffering 2from moderate and severe rheumatoid arthritis.
In February Stada bought the ESI Lederle product portfolio, and in July it acquired Rheumatrex
(methotrexate) from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
presented Lisa Bartel with its recently established Rheumatrex
award for design excellence.