BRIDGEWATER, N.J. & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX) (“Amneal” or the “Company”), one of the largest U.S.-based generics manufacturers, and the State of Texas today announced that they are responding to the national COVID-19 health emergency. Amneal has donated 1,000,000 hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets to the Texas State Pharmacy, which will be directly distributed to hospitals for potential use in treating COVID-19 patients.
“On behalf of the people of Texas, I thank Amneal for this generous donation,” said Senator Hughes, who chairs the Senate’s Committee on State Affairs. “In trying times like these, Americans come together and put others ahead of themselves. Amneal’s donation is a shining example, and it reminds us of how blessed we are to be Americans.”
Senator Hughes added, “I also want to thank the leadership of the Texas Department of Emergency Management, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and many professionals at Franklin Scott Conway LLP, who were instrumental in securing this donation.”
“This is a crucial time in the global fight against COVID-19,” said Chirag and Chintu Patel, Co-Chief Executive Officers of Amneal. “With an existing supply of hydroxychloroquine sulfate and our ability to quickly accelerate production, we are humbled to be able to assist the hardest hit states and hospitals around the country to benefit as many patients as possible.”
Amneal noted that it has donated 2,000,000 tablets of 200mg hydroxychloroquine sulfate to New York, and will provide more as needed. The Company is also donating and providing products directly to hospitals across the country.
Hydroxychloroquine sulfate was first synthesized in 1946 and is in a class of medications historically used to treat and prevent malaria. Today, Amneal’s hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, childhood arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of COVID-19; but it has been identified as a possible treatment for COVID-19,1 and the U.S. government has requested its immediate availability.
Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: AMRX) headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, is a fully-integrated pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and distribution of generic and specialty drug products. The Company has manufacturing operations in North America, Asia, and Europe, working together to bring high-quality medicines to patients primarily within the United States.
Amneal has an extensive portfolio of more than 225 marketed commercial products and is expanding its portfolio to include complex dosage forms, including biosimilars, in a broad range of therapeutic areas. The Company also markets a portfolio of branded pharmaceutical products through its Specialty segment focused principally on central nervous system and endocrine disorders. For more information, visit https://www.amneal.com.
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