Princeton, New Jersey, September 27, 2018 – Sandoz Inc. today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved SYMJEPI™ (epinephrine) 0.15 mg Injection for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions in children.
Sandoz will distribute and commercialize SYMJEPI™ (epinephrine) 0.15 mg Injection, as well as SYMJEPI 0.3 mg Injection, in the US under an exclusive agreement with Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
SYMJEPI 0.15 mg Injection is indicated for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type 1) including anaphylaxis to stinging and biting insects, allergen immunotherapy, foods, drugs, diagnostic testing substances and other allergens, as well as idiopathic or exercise-induced anaphylaxis. SYMJEPI 0.15 mg Injection is intended for immediate administration in patients who weigh between 33 and 65 pounds and who are determined to be at increased risk for anaphylaxis, including individuals with a history of anaphylactic reactions.
“Today’s approval of SYMJEPI in the pediatric setting is a huge step forward to treat children at increased risk for anaphylaxis as it represents an affordable alternative to current treatment offerings at a time when patients need access to this medicine most,” said Carol Lynch, President of Sandoz Inc. “We are committed to reimagining their care by bringing this valuable, life-saving medicine in a pre-filled epinephrine syringe to the US market as soon as possible.”
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Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. As a division of the Novartis Group, our purpose is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We contribute to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine. Our portfolio of approximately 1000 molecules, covering all major therapeutic areas, accounted for 2017 sales of USD 10.1 billion. In 2017, our products reached well over 500 million patients. Sandoz is headquartered in Holzkirchen, in Germany’s Greater Munich area.