ACETO Subsidiary, Rising Pharmaceuticals, Acquires Three FDA-Approved ANDAs From Endo International plc


PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET), a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, today announced that Rising Pharmaceuticals, Inc., its generic finished dosage form subsidiary, has reached agreement to purchase three ANDAs from a subsidiary of Endo International plc for the products Methimazole Tablets, Glycopyrrolate Tablets and Meclizine Tablets.

Methimazole, the generic version of Pfizer's Tapazole®, is indicated for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and has IMS-reported generic sales of $12.3 million. Glycopyrrolate, the generic version of Shionogi's Robinul® and Robinul® Forte, which are indicated for the treatment of peptic ulcers have IMS-reported generic sales of approximately $20 million. Meclizine, the generic version of Citron's Antivert®, is indicated for the treatment or prevention of nausea, vomiting and dizziness caused by motion sickness, and has IMS-reported generic sales of $38 million. 

Sal Guccione, Aceto CEO said, "We are very pleased to conclude this agreement to expand our generic product offerings at Rising Pharmaceuticals. This transaction also demonstrates Rising's recognition by regulatory authorities as a viable participant in the acquisition of products being divested as a result of ongoing M&A activities in our industry."


ACETO Corporation, incorporated in 1947, is a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health (finished dosage form generics and nutraceutical products), Pharmaceutical Ingredients (pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients) and Performance Chemicals (specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products). With business operations in nine countries, ACETO distributes over 1,100 chemical compounds used principally as finished products or raw materials in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agricultural, coatings and industrial chemical industries. ACETO's global operations, including a staff of 25 in China and 12 in India, are distinctive in the industry and enable its worldwide sourcing and regulatory capabilities.


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