PITTSBURGH, POTTERS BAR, England, and MILAN, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its UK and Italy-based subsidiaries have launched Lamivudine Film Coated Tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg. This product is the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Epivir® Tablets, indicated as part of antiretroviral (ARV) combination therapy for the treatment of HIV-infected adults and children. This is the first generic HIV treatment to be available from Mylan in Europe.
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch commented: "As one of the world's leading providers of affordable ARVs, Mylan has a long history of contributing to the fight against HIV/AIDS across the developing world. We are excited that we can now bring our passion and experience in this important area to the European markets with the launch of Lamivudine, further delivering on our commitment to providing high quality and affordable medicines to patients around the world."
Didier Barret, Mylan's EMEA President, added: "We are very proud to launch our first ARV treatment in the European market, starting with hospitals in the UK and Italy. Our strong corporate commitment and expertise in the HIV space will support our continued development of a full HIV treatment portfolio in Europe."
Lamivudine Tablets had sales of approximately 3.4 million euros (2.6 million pounds Sterling) in the UK and sales of approximately 12.5 million euros in Italy for the 12 months ending March 31, 2012, according to IMS Health.
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