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FDA Approves Generic Version of Foscavir

Date: May 31, 2005
Source: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
URL: http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/other/FDA6.1.05.pdf

Approval of Generic Foscarnet Sodium
FDA issued an approval on May 31, 2005 for a generic formulation of foscarnet sodium injection, 24 mg/mL, 250 mL and 500 mL single-dose containers, manufactured by Pharmaforce, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio. The product is indicated for the treatment of CMV retinitis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), making a generic alternative formulation available in the United States.
The product is a generic version of Foscavir (foscarnet sodium Injection) 24 mg/mL, 250 mL and 500 mL single- dose containers, manufactured by Astra Zeneca, originally approved in 1991.
Richard Klein HIV/AIDS Program Director Office of Special Health Issues Food and Drug Administration
An archive of past list serve announcements is available on the FDA web site at http://www.fda.gov/oashi/aids/listserve/archive.html

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