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Sagent Pharmaceuticals gets FDA nod for injectable Orphenadrine Citrate.

M2 PHARMA-September 1, 2011-Sagent Pharmaceuticals gets FDA nod for injectable Orphenadrine Citrate(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS

1 September 2011 - US Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:SGNT) said on Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the green light to the company's Orphenadrine Citrate Injection, USP, a skeletal muscle relaxant.

The company is to roll out the product in the third quarter of 2011. It will be sold in 60mg per 2 mL single-dose, latex-free vials.

Sagent said that the injectable Orphenadrine Citrate will include its PreventIV Measures packaging and labeling designed to help prevent medication errors.

IMS estimates that the US market for injectable orphenadrine in 2011 will reach USD4.3m (EUR3m).

(USD1 = EUR0.701)

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