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This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA approves abbreviated new drug applications from Perrigo and Leiner Health Products' development partner, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, for OTC versions of famotidine 20 mg acid indigestion treatment (Johnson & Johnson-Merck's Pepcid AC). The FDA approval on Sept. 25 for private label versions of the heartburn drug comes two days after Merck's exclusivity for the product expired. Both companies began shipping the product to retail outlets immediately following the approvals. Annual Pepcid AC sales total approximately $60 mil., according to Perrigo...

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