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Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces the Reintroduction of Adenosine Injection, USP

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGNT) today announced the reintroduction of Adenosine Injection, USP, an antiarrhythmic agent, now in improved prefilled plastic syringes. According to IMS, for the 12 months ending February 2014, the US market for Adenosine Injection, USP approximated $28 million. As with all products in Sagent's portfolio, Adenosine features Sagent's PreventIV MeasuresSM packaging and labeling, designed to help reduce medication errors.

About Adenosine Injection, USP

Adenosine Injection, USP is indicated for conversion to sinus rhythm of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), including that associated with accessory bypass tracts (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome). When clinically advisable, appropriate vagal maneuvers (e.g., Valsalva maneuver), should be attempted prior to adenosine administration.

The package insert, available at www.sagentpharma.com, contains the indications, complete side effect profile, and prescribing information.

About Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, sourcing and marketing pharmaceutical products, with a specific emphasis on injectables. Sagent has created a unique global network of resources, comprising rapid development capabilities, sophisticated manufacturing and innovative drug delivery technologies, resulting in an extensive and rapidly expanding pharmaceutical product portfolio that fulfills the evolving needs of patients.

CONTACT: INVESTOR CONTACT: Jonathon Singer, Sagent 847-908-1605 JSinger@sagentpharma.comSource:Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.