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Mylan Launches Generic Antiretroviral Medicine, Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate in Canada

Published 10 August 2017

Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC, a subsidiary of Mylan N.V., a leading global pharmaceutical company, announced the launch of Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate 600 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg, a generic alternative to Atripla in Canada.

Mylan's Chief Commercial Officer Tony Mauro said, "Mylan has a strong and sustained commitment to expanding access to treatment for HIV/AIDS and other diseases around the world, and today marks another milestone in those efforts. More than 40% of people worldwide being treated for HIV/AIDS with an antiretroviral depend on a Mylan product every day, and we're proud to further expand access to such medicines in Canada."

Approximately 37 million people globally are living with HIV/AIDS today. As a champion for access, Mylan has invested $250 million in expanding its antiretroviral (ARV) production capacity, enabling the company to produce 4 billion ARV tablets and capsules every year.

Mylan-Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate 600 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg is indicated for use alone as a complete regimen or in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults.

Source: Company Press Release