FDA Approves Watson’s Generic Version of Plan B One-Step

Watson Pharmaceuticals has received the go-ahead to launch its generic version of the emergency contraceptive.

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today announced that its subsidiary Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Next Choice™ ONE DOSE (Levonorgestrel Tablet, 1.5 mg), the generic equivalent to Teva Women's Health's Plan B One-Step. Watson plans to launch the product immediately.

For the twelve months ending May 31, 2012, Plan B One-Step had total U.S. sales of approximately $88 million according to IMS Health data. Plan B One-Step is a progestin-only emergency contraceptive indicated for prevention of pregnancy following unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure.

Source: Watson Pharmaceuticals via PR Newswire

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