Lannett Co Inc was incorporated in 1942 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and reincorporated in 1991 as a Delaware corporation. The Company develops, manufactures, markets and distributes generic versions of branded pharmaceutical products. The Company manufactures solid oral dosage forms, including tablets and capsules, extended release, topicals, oral solutions and distributes parenteral as well as ophthalmics. All of the products are currently manufactured and sold are prescription products. The Company's products containing Levo are produced and marketed with 12 varying potencies. In addition to generic Levo tablets, it also market and distribute Unithroid tablets, a branded version of Levo, which is produced and marketed with 11 varying potencies. Both generic Levo tablets and Unithroid tablets are manufactured by JSP. Lannett began buying generic Levo from JSP and selling it to its customers in April 2003. Levo tablets are used to treat hypothyroidism and other thyroid disorders. Levo remains the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. and is used by over 13 million patients of various ages and demographic backgrounds. In distribution of these products, the Company competes with two branded Levo products-Abbott Laboratories Synthroid(r) and Monarch Pharmaceuticals Levoxyl(r)- as well as generic products from Mylan and Sandoz. Digoxin tablets are produced and marketed with two different potencies, 0.125mg and 0.25mg per tablet. This product is manufactured by JSP. Lannett began buying this product from JSP and selling it to its customers in September 2002. Digoxin tablets are used to treat congestive heart failure in patients of various ages and demographic backgrounds. The Company distributes two products containing Butalbital. Lannett has manufactured and sold one of the products, Butalbital with Aspirin and Caffeine capsules, for more than nine years. The other Butalbital product, Butalbital with Aspirin, Caffeine and Codeine Phosphate capsules, is manufactured by JSP. Lannett began buying this product from JSP and selling it to its customers in December 2002. Both Butalbital products, which are in orally administered capsule dosage forms, are prescribed to treat tension headaches caused by contractions of the muscles in the neck and shoulder area and migraine. Primidone tablets are produced and marketed with two different potencies, 50mg and 250mg tablets. Lannett has developed and manufacture Primidone tablets and began selling Primidone 50mg tablets in June 2001. In addition, the Company has been manufacturing and selling Primidone 250mg tablets for more than seven years. Both Primidone products, which are in orally administered tablet dosage forms, are prescribed to treat convulsion and seizures in epileptic patients of all ages and demographic backgrounds. Lannett sell its pharmaceutical products to generic pharmaceutical distributors, drug wholesalers, chain drug retailers, private label distributors, mail-order pharmacies, other pharmaceutical manufacturers, managed care organizations, hospital buying groups, governmental entities and health maintenance organizations. Lannett Company markets generic equivalents of the following brands: Diamox, Symmetrel, Lioresal, Urecholine, Fiorinal, Cleocin, Danocrine, Bentyl, Lanoxin, Persantine, Adoxa, Periostat, Estratest, Hydrodiuril, Dilaudid. The Company promotes its products through direct sales, trade shows, trade publications and bids. Lannett is subject to regulation by the federal government, mainly by the FDA and the Drug Enforcement Agency, and to a lesser extent, by other federal regulatory bodies and state governments.
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