Generic Launch: Tiefenbacher Pharmaceuticals successfully launches the antihistamine Bilastine for a market entry as over-the-counter (OTC) medicine in germany

Generic drugs: As the allergy season is starting, we at Tiefenbacher Pharmaceuticals are thrilled to announce that we have successfully prepared the launch of the antihistamine Bilastine for a market entry as Over-the-counter (OTC) medicine in Germany. Bilastine is an innovative anti-allergy medicine for patients suffering from allergic symptoms, such as hay fever and urticaria. It belongs to the non-sedating second-generation antihistamines. Generics are therapeutically equivalent to their branded counterparts with a lower price due to losing patent protection. The low cost of generic medications promotes patient affordability and contributes to lower per capita healthcare spending.

The 20 mg tablets have been developed in TIEFENBACHER GROUP´s own laboratories and will be marketed by our partner, a well-known international pharmaceutical company. With the market entry of Bilastine we enable patients in Germany a better access to an important medicine which is currently the only product of this type available in pharmacies without a prescription needed. Further launches in European markets are planned soon. Tiefenbacher Pharmaceuticals is committed to continuously making high-quality medicines better affordable, better global availability, and better than before.

TIEFENBACHER PHARMACEUTICALS, a part of Tiefenbacher Group, develops and commercializes generic, value added, and innovative pharmaceuticals as well as medical devices worldwide. We provide over 180+ pharmaceutical products across various therapeutic categories in 10+ dosage forms. With our in-house product development and manufacturing, we can address specific therapeutic needs in unique formulations of prescription drugs (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for global markets.  

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About Tiefenbacher Group – Pioneering Healthcare since 1963

Tiefenbacher Group is a purpose-driven and 100% family-owned healthcare company providing best-in-class solutions along the entire pharmaceutical value chain. From the initial idea to market access of high-quality medicines around the world: We distribute APIs and develop, produce, and register finished dosage forms (FDFs) including highly potent drugs as well as medical devices. Our purpose is to improve people’s lives by making pharmaceuticals more affordable, more available, and better than ever before.

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