Generic / Small Molecule

Mylan Launches Generic Infection Injection

Aug 26, 2015

Mylan N.V. announced the U.S. launch of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection USP, 3.375g Single-dose Vials, which is the generic version of Pfizer's Zosyn Injection. According to a press release, this product is a combination penicillin-class antibacterial and beta-lactamase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe infections caused by susceptible isolates of certain bacteria.

Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection USP, 3.375g Single-dose Vials had U.S. sales of approximately $72.1 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2015, according to IMS Health. Mylan says the launch of this product adds to the company's growing portfolio of more than 145 injectable products available to patients in the U.S. across a broad array of therapeutic categories including oncology, anti-infectives, anesthesia/pain management and cardiovascular.

Currently, Mylan has 267 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $101.3 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS Health.