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Mylan Launches Generic Paraplatin® Injection

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SOURCE Mylan Inc.

PITTSBURGH, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that it has launched Carboplatin Injection, 50 mg/5 ml, in multi-dose vials, which is the generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Paraplatin® Injection. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated for the initial treatment of advanced ovarian carcinoma in established combination with other approved chemotherapeutic agents. Mylan also received final approval for Carboplatin Injection, 150 mg/15 ml, 450 mg/45 ml, 600 mg/60 ml, in multi-dose vials, and intends to launch these presentations subsequently.

Carboplatin Injection, 50 mg/5 ml, 150 mg/15 ml, 450 mg/45 ml, and 600 mg/60 ml had U.S. sales of approximately $30.4 million for the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, according to IMS Health. This launch bolsters Mylan's growing portfolio of cancer treatment and supportive care products.

Currently, Mylan has 299 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $105.2 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS Health. Forty-one of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $25.4 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2013, according to IMS Health.

Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in health care. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 1,300 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which approximately 40% of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries depend. We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers and currently market products in approximately 140 countries and territories. Our workforce of more than 20,000 people is dedicated to improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to consumers around the world. But don't take our word for it. See for yourself. See inside. mylan.com

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