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Drug maker to sell generic opioid addiction drug

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Suboxone sublingual film is used to reverse the immediate effects of opioid overdoses.
Suboxone sublingual film is used to reverse the immediate effects of opioid overdoses. - ()

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a generic drug maker with U.S. headquarters in Princeton Junction, has won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell a generic version of Suboxone sublingual film, a medication used to reverse the immediate effects of opioid overdoses.

Suboxone is comprised of buprenorphine and naloxone. The generic version will be sold in 2-mg, 4-mg, 8-mg and 12-mg dosages.

"This approval is an important milestone for our company and a testament to our commitment to bring affordable generic medicines to market for patients,” said Alok Sonig, CEO of developed markets at DRL.

Suboxone’s U.L.-based manufacturer, Indivior, sold $1.86 billion of the drug in a 12-month span through April.

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Vince Calio

Vince Calio


Vince Calio covers health care and manufacturing for NJBIZ. You can contact him at vcalio@njbiz.com.

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