Lupin Turns Up Heat With Bausch Brands Acquisition, Perforomist Generic Launch
Spiriva Launch Awaited, Seeks Xopenex Gains
Two acquisitions of brands in as many months, Lupin has stepped up its game in the Americas. A buyout of nine established Bausch Health brands follows rights to two from Sunovion. While it awaits news on generic(g) Spiriva, the launch of gPerforomist will help expand Lupin’s respiratory franchise
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Lupin has acquired all US market rights to Sunovion’s Brovana and Xopenex HFA branded inhalation products for $75m, strengthening its presence in the US respiratory market.
Even as it prepares for competition from an authorized generic, Lupin expects a launch of its generic to Boehringer’s blockbuster Spiriva in the fourth quarter of FY23. It hopes the launch will help its position in the US, where it has exited low margin products amid heightened competition, leading in turn to manufacturing job losses in India