Sun Targets US Long-Term Care And Eye Care
Launches Duloxetine Sprinkle Formulation And Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Solution
Sun Pharma has expanded its added-value medicines range for US long-term care residents by launching Drizalma Sprinkle duloxetine delayed-release capsules while it has also introduced novel Cequa cyclosporine eye drops.
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Sun Pharma’s Indian domestic operations posted strong sales in the third quarter, but this was not enough to prevent the company from reporting a 26% tumble in consolidated net profit in the face of a “challenging” US generics market and slow approvals for complex products.
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