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Stock Report: "Akorn, Inc." (AKRX) Report Updated: Oct 17, 2016 | Print This Page

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"Akorn, Inc." (AKRX)

Rating: Hold Volatility: Moderate
Total Grade: C Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Competitors: MRK,JNJ,HSKA,NKTR

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Company Profile

Akorn, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as animal and over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment markets generic and branded ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topical, inhalants, and nasal sprays. This segment’s generic products include Clobetasol Propionate, a corticosteroid, which is used to treat various skin conditions; Fluticasone Propionate, a corticosteroid used for nasal symptoms of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis conditions; Lidocaine/Prilocaine, a topical anesthetic; Progesterone, which is used to prevent endometrial hyperplasia; Vancomycin, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections; and other products. The Consumer Health segment markets branded and private label animal health products, as well as OTC products for the treatment of dry eye under the TheraTears brand name. This segment’s branded products comprise Akten, a topical ocular anesthetic gel; AzaSite, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis; Cosopt, Cosopt PF, Betimol, and Zioptan, which are used in the treatment of glaucoma; Nembutal, a sedative; and Xopenex inhalation solution for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm. It also markets other OTC consumer health products, including Mag-Ox, a diabetes magnesium supplement, and the Zostrix brand of capsaicin products for pain management; and animal health branded and generic products comprising Anased, Tolazine, Yobine, Butorphic, and VetaKet. Akorn, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.