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Akorn Receives FDA Approval for Betamethasone Dipropionate Lotion USP (Augmented), 0.05%

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akorn, Inc. (AKRX), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it received a new Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for betamethasone dipropionate lotion USP (augmented), 0.05%. The product is manufactured at Akorn’s Amityville, New York manufacturing facility.

According to IQVIA, U.S. sales of betamethasone dipropionate lotion (augmented), 0.05% were approximately $10 million for the twelve months ended August 2019.

Betamethasone dipropionate lotion (augmented) is a corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in patients 13 years of age or older.

About Akorn
Akorn, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multisource and branded pharmaceuticals. Akorn has manufacturing facilities located in Decatur, Illinois; Somerset, New Jersey; Amityville, New York; Hettlingen, Switzerland and Paonta Sahib, India that manufacture ophthalmic, injectable and specialty sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals. Additional information is available on Akorn’s website at www.akorn.com.

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