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18-May2018

Sun Pharma launches AG version of Welchol Tablets in US

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries through one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has launched in US, the Authorized Generic (AG) version for Daiichi Sankyo Inc.'s Welchol (colesevelam hydrochloride) 625mg tablets. Welchol Tablets recorded US sales of approximately $520 million for the 12 months ending March 2018, as per IQVIA.

The launch is pursuant to a distribution and supply agreement between Sun Pharma's wholly owned subsidiary and Daiichi Sankyo Inc., which grants the Sun Pharma subsidiary, exclusive rights to distribute these tablets in the US for a pre-determined period.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is the world's fourth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company and India's top pharmaceutical company.


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