Cadila Gets US Regulator’s Nod to Sell Generic Anti-Viral Drug


New Delhi: Drug firm Cadila Healthcare has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market anti-viral generic Acyclovir capsules in the American market.

The company has received final approval from the US health regulator (FDA) to market Acyclovir capsules USP 200 mg, Cadila Healthcare said in a regulatory filing.

The drug will be produced at the company’s formulations manufacturing facility at SEZ, Ahmedabad, it added.

Ahmedabad-based Zydus Group has now 100 approvals from the FDA. It has so far filed over 280 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) with the US drug regulator since the commencement of the filing process in FY2003-04.

At 2:43 p.m., shares in Cadila Healthcare were trading 0.24 per cent lower at Rs 318.15 apiece on the BSE, whose benchmark Sensex index was up 0.22 per cent.