In continuation oof my update on paliperidone
Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has launched a generic version of Janssen's INVEGA® (paliperidone extended-release tablets) in the U.S. Allergan is the first company to receive FDA approval for and launch a generic version of INVEGA®, demonstrating the deep expertise of the Company's global generics R&D, regulatory and supply chain teams.
"This launch reinforces Allergan's commitment to developing, manufacturing and bringing to market high-quality, affordable versions of challenging products like INVEGA®, benefiting patients and reducing healthcare costs," said Robert Stewart, Allergan's Executive Vice President & President, Generics and Global Operations.
INVEGA® extended-release tablets are indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents (12-17 years of age).
For the 12 months ended July 31, 2015, INVEGA® had total U.S. brand sales of approximately $612 million, according to IMS Health data.