Jul 27, 2013, 01.22 PM | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Glenmark, Natco get final US nod for anti-migraine drug

Rizatriptan Benzoate orally disintegrating tablets are a generic version of Merck's Maxalt MLT Tablets.

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Glenmark Pharma 's US generics subsidiary and another generics drugs maker Natco Pharma have received final approval from US Food and Drug Administration for Rizatriptan Benzoate orally disintegrating tablets, used to treat migraine headaches.

Both the companies have approval to sell the tablets in 5mg and 10mg strengths.

Rizatriptan ODT is a generic version of Merck's Maxalt MLT tablets and Glenmark said it will start shipping its tablets immediately.

Natco said it has already started shipping the product launched by its marketing partner Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals.

Rizatriptan ODT had sales of USD 263 million for the year ended March 2013, Glenmark said, citing IMS Health data.

Glenmark now has 87 products authorized for distribution in the US market and 53 ANDAs (abbreviated new drug application) are pending approval with the drug regulator.

Glenmark shares ended up about 1 percent at Rs 575.35 on NSE on Tuesday. Natco ended up 1.5 percent at Rs 454.65.

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Glenmark stock price

On December 01, 2015, Glenmark Pharma closed at Rs 983.40, up Rs 2.30, or 0.23 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 1261.95 and the 52-week low was Rs 703.50.

The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 52.77 per share as per the quarter ended September 2015. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 18.64. The latest book value of the company is Rs 175.55 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 5.60.

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