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End of an era in antibiotic blockbusters as FDA approves Levaquin generics

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Executive Summary

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster antibacterial drug Levaquin (levofloxacin). Twelve companies, including generic heavyweights Mylan and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, had applied to market generic versions of the drug in the lucrative US market.

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