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Amneal Launches Second Biosimilar with RELEUKO® (filgrastim-ayow) in the United States

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced the commercial launch of RELEUKO® (filgrastim-ayow), a biosimilar referencing Neupogen®. RELEUKO® is used to treat neutropenia which is commonly experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy. This product was developed in collaboration with Kashiv Biosciences, LLC located in Chicago, Illinois.

“RELEUKO is our second U.S. biosimilar launch and represents the next step in building out our biosimilars business. This product is another important oncology therapeutic offering for providers and their patients as we look to make essential medicines more accessible for all,” said Harsher Singh, SVP of Amneal Biosciences division.

According to IQVIA®, U.S. annual sales for filgrastim for the 12 months ended August 2022 were $390 million, of which $272 million represented biosimilar sales.

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