U.S. nod for Chennai pharma major's antibiotic
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U.S. nod for Chennai pharma major's antibiotic

Tuesday, 25 February 2003, 08:00 Hrs
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CHENNAI: An antibiotic manufactured by a Chennai-based company has been okayed for entry into the U.S.

Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has received a formal approval from the U.S. Federal Drug Authority (USFDA) to make Cephalexine.

The product has also been granted the certificate of suitability (CoS) by the European Directorate for Quality of Medicines (EDQM). The company has been granted CoS for Ceftriaxone sodium.

"We are extremely happy about these developments. Both these milestones will definitely enable a stronger entry into the U.S. and European markets," K. Raghavendra Rao, managing director of Orchid Chemicals, said here.

Orchid is India's largest cephalosporin-based drug manufacturer.

Source: IANS
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