London, 13 December 2012 – Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (LSE: HIK) (NASDAQ Dubai: HIK) (“Hikma”), the fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, today announces the US launch of argatroban injection, following the approval of its New Drug Application (NDA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year.
Hikma’s argatroban is indicated for the prophylaxis or treatment of thrombosis in adult patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and as an anticoagulant in adult patients with or at risk of HIT undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Said Darwazah, CEO of Hikma, said, “Hikma is pleased to be bringing argatroban injection to market. Argatroban will expand our injectables product line and help to differentiate our product portfolio in the US."
According to IMS Health, sales of argatroban injection were approximately $105 million for the 12 months ending October 2012. Hikma is marketing argatroban injection in 100mg/ml vials. Hikma’s argatroban was developed through Hikma’s partnership with the speciality pharmaceutical company, Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC.