Promius™ Pharma and Valeant form collaboration to market Cloderm® cream in the United States
Hyderabad, India, and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, April 1, 2011: Promius™ Pharma, LLC, an affiliate of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today jointly announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement for Cloderm® (clocortolone pivalate 0.1%) Cream. Under the agreement, Promius™ Pharma will make an upfront payment and pay future royalties as the consideration for the right to manufacture, distribute and market Cloderm® Cream in the United States, effective immediately. The financial terms and conditions of the agreement have not been disclosed.
Raghav Chari, Senior Vice President, Proprietary Products and Head of Promius™ Pharma, said, “We are very pleased to have formed a partnership with Valeant to market Cloderm® Cream in the United States, where Promius™ Pharma is building a strong commercial and clinical presence. Cloderm® Cream is a time-tested product and has strong recognition among dermatologists. The addition of this product will bolster our ongoing efforts to build a successful prescription branded franchise in the US, and specifically contribute to Promius’ goal to become a leader in the field of medical dermatology.”
About Cloderm® Cream
Cloderm® (clocortolone pivalate) Cream, 0.1% is a topical mid potent steroid product indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Cloderm Cream is available in a 45-gram and 90-gram tube, and in a 30-gram or 75-gram pump, by prescription only. For more information, please contact your healthcare provider or Promius™ Pharma.
Important Safety Information
The most common adverse events associated with Cloderm® Cream include dryness, irritation, folliculitis, itching, and burning. Cloderm® Cream is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients of this product. As with all topical corticosteroids, systemic absorption can produce reversible HPA-axis suppression.
See full prescribing information at www.promiuspharma.com/cloderm
SOURCE: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Ltd., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
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About Dr. Reddy’s
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (NYSE: RDY) is an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars, differentiated formulations and NCEs. Therapeutic focus is on gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management, anti-infective and pediatrics. Major markets include India, USA, Russia and CIS, Germany, UK, Venezuela, S. Africa, Romania, and New Zealand. For more information, log on to: www.drreddys.com
About Promius™ Pharma
Promius Pharma, located in Bridgewater, NJ, is a branded specialty company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. Promius Pharma aims to be a leading-edge company that develops and markets innovative solutions for challenging dermatological conditions with an eye to the future to redefine therapeutic options for physicians and patients. For more information, please visit www.promiuspharma.com.
About Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at http://www.valeant.com/
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