According to IMS Health data, the US annual sales for Actiq
and the equivalent generic products was USD173m; approximately USD1.1bn for Provigil; and about USD125m for Amrix.
In October 2005, the doctor prescribed, and the pharmacy filled, a prescription for 900 lollipops of Actiq
"What they have found is used Actiq
lozenges," he said.
The company's proprietary products in the United States include: AMRIX (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride extended-release capsules), TREANDA (bendamustine hydrochloride) for Injection, FENTORA (fentanyl buccal tablet) (C-II), PROVIGIL (modafinil) Tablets (C-IV), TRISENOX (arsenic trioxide) injection, GABITRIL (tiagabine hydrochloride), NUVIGIL (armodafinil) Tablets (C-IV) and ACTIQ
(oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate) (C-II).
marketing (marketing for unauthorized uses) of the drugs Actiq
The settlement will resolve civil and criminal complaints alleging that the company marketed Gabitril (tiagabine), Actiq
(oral transmucosal fentanyl), and Provigil (modafinil) for off-label uses.
The lawsuits alleged that Cephalon engaged in a scheme to market the drugs Gabitril, Actiq
and Provigil for unapproved uses.
officials have finalized an agreement that penalizes Cephalon for marketing its painkiller Actiq
, epilepsy drug Gabitril and sleep drug Provigil for unapproved uses.
The company currently markets three proprietary products in the United States: PROVIGIL (modafinil) Tablets [C-IV], GABITRIL (tiagabine hydrochloride) and ACTIQ
(oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate) [C-II] , and more than 20 products internationally.
It said that that this figure, which is considered key to the company's recovery plan, should exceed $1 billion when deals for its Abelcet and Actiq
drugs are closed.
The makers of the drug, Actiq
, describe the lolly as a "handle-mounted lozenge".
Under the agreement Par will own the Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) of fentanyl citrate lozenges, a generic version of Actiq
, and cyclobenzaprine ER capsules, the genetic version of Amrix, as well as U.S.