PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET), an international company engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Human Health products, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, today announced that Rising Pharmaceuticals, its finished dosage form generics subsidiary, has launched an FDA-approved generic version of Chlorthalidone Tablets, 25 mg and 50 mg, which are indicated for the management of hypertension. Chlorthalidone Tablets, 25 mg and 50 mg, had U.S. sales of approximately $138 million for the 12 months ending April 2017, according to IMS Health.
In addition, Rising has launched Glipizide Extended Release Tablets, 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg, an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Glucotrol XL® from Pfizer. Glipizide Extended Release Tablets, which are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, had U.S. sales of approximately $70 million for the 12 months ending April 2017, according to IMS Health.
ACETO Corporation sells generic prescription products and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products under its Rising label to leading wholesalers, chain drug stores, distributors and mass merchandisers, and the launch of Chlorthalidone Tablets, 25 mg and 50 mg, and Glipizide Extended Release Tablets, 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg adds to its significant human pharmaceutical franchise. Rising Pharmaceuticals has built a commercial portfolio of over 120 products currently in the U.S. market. It also has a development portfolio of more than 70 ANDAs filed with the FDA or pending launch, representing over $8 billion in addressable market value, using recent IMS sales data.
ACETO Corporation, incorporated in 1947 and with offices and operations in 10 countries, is engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Human Health products (finished dosage form generics and nutraceuticals), Pharmaceutical Ingredients (pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients) and Performance Chemicals (specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products).
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