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Glenmark launches affordable drug to treat kidney cancer

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has launched SUTIB, the generic version of Sunitinib oral capsules to treat kidney cancer in India. The drug is launched at a MRP that is approximately 96 percent lower than the MRP compared to the innovator brand, priced at ₹7000 (50 mg), ₹3600 (25 mg) and ₹1840 (12.5 mg) per month. Sunitinib is also approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Sunitinib is an oral multi-kinase inhibitor (MKI), works by blocking several enzymes that promote cell growth. It is useful for the treatment of certain patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors and advanced renal cell carcinoma. It is also approved for patients with certain type of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Alok Malikimg
Group Vice President and Business Head,India Formulations

“Oncology is an important focus area for Glenmark. We recognize that advanced kidney cancer is a complex disease and patients in India are faced with limited treatment options. Glenmark is committed to bringing targeted and effective medicines at an affordable cost to physicians and their patients.”

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