ACETO Subsidiary, Rising Pharmaceuticals, to Launch the Authorized Generic Version of Covis Pharma S.a.r.l.'s Rilutek(R)

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (Nasdaq:ACET), a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, today announced that Rising Pharmaceuticals Inc., its finished dosage form generics subsidiary, will launch the 50mg strength of Riluzole Tablets, an FDA approved authorized generic version of Covis Pharma's Rilutek®. According to IMS Health data, U.S. market sales for Riluzole, which is used to treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), were approximately $64 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012. This is the ninth generic product launched by Rising Pharmaceuticals in fiscal 2013.


ACETO Corporation, incorporated in 1947, is a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health (finished dosage form generics and nutraceutical products), Pharmaceutical Ingredients (pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients) and Performance Chemicals (specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products). With business operations in nine countries, ACETO distributes over 1,100 chemical compounds used principally as finished products or raw materials in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agricultural, coatings and industrial chemical industries. ACETO's global operations, including a staff of 25 in China and 12 in India, are distinctive in the industry and enable its worldwide sourcing and regulatory capabilities.

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