FDA Approves Generic Versions of Zoloft
The first generic versions of Zoloft received federal approval.
Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said it would make generic versions of the antidepressant in 25-, 50- and 100-milligram tablets. Roxane Laboratories Inc., based in Columbus, Ohio, would make a liquid concentrate version of the drug, the Food and Drug Administration said.
Pfizer Inc.'s patent on Zoloft expires today. The New York-based company is authorizing its own generic version of the drug to undercut its competitors.