Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Formerly Known as Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc.) Loses Suit to Stop Sales of Generic Painkiller
Published: Dec 20, 2012
Endo reformulated OPANA ER to a version designed to be crush-resistant and launched this reformulated version in March 2012. The ruling by the court now allows for a generic non-tamper resistant version to enter the market on Jan. 2, 2013.
"We are extremely disappointed by today's decision," said Dave Holveck, president and chief executive officer of Endo Health Solutions. "Despite the fact that the generic product will not be therapeutically equivalent to the crush resistant formulation, the launch of a generic non-crush-resistant version of OPANA ER in January will irreparably undermine the significant progress made in the reduction of abuse and misuse of oxymorphone. We are hopeful that FDA will ultimately make the right decision before May in light of the surveillance data supporting that the original formulation of OPANA ER was discontinued for reasons of safety."
Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Endo) is a US-based diversified healthcare company that is redefining healthcare value by finding solutions for the unmet needs of patients along care pathways for pain management, pelvic health, urology, endocrinology and oncology. Through our operating companies: AMS, Endo Pharmaceuticals, HealthTronics and Qualitest, Endo is dedicated to improving care through a combination of branded products, generics, devices, technology and services that creates value for patients, providers and payers alike. Learn more at www.endo.com.
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