Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. launched its bivalirudin for injection, 250 milligrams/vial, in the U.S.
The drug is a generic version of the Medicines Co.'s Angiomax. Dr. Reddy's generic bivalirudin for injection was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May.
Angiomax is a direct thrombin inhibitor indicated for use as an anti-coagulant in patients. The Angiomax brand and generic had U.S. sales of about $198 million moving annual total for the year ending March 2017, according to IMS Health data.