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Dr. Reddy’s Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP is available in 10 mg/mL vials

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. has announced the launch of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of DIPRIVAN (propofol) Injectable Emulsion, USP, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

As per the company statement, “Dr. Reddy’s is committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. To that end, Dr. Reddy’s neither condones nor supports the off-label use or misuse of its drugs. In the strongest possible terms, Dr. Reddy’s objects to the use of any of its products to facilitate or otherwise aid lethal injections. Consistent with this position, Dr. Reddy’s uses distribution controls to market Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP.”

The statement also says that, “Dr. Reddy’s will not accept orders from correctional facilities and prison systems whose intended use of the product is to aid in lethal injection. We require the same commitment from our wholesalers and distributors.”

The Diprivan brand and generic had U.S. sales of approximately $310 million MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in November 2018 according to IMS Health.

Dr. Reddy’s Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP is available in 10 mg/mL vials for Single Patient Use Only.

Propofol injectable emulsion is an intravenous general anesthetic and sedation drug for use in the induction and maintenance of anesthesia, or sedation.

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