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inVentiv Health (VTIV) Selected to Provide Sales Operations Support for Santarus Inc. (SNTS)


11/14/2011 2:02:52 PM

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Health, Inc., offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry, announced today that it has been selected by the specialty biopharmaceutical company Santarus, Inc. to provide sales operations support, as well as recruiting and sales force automation services, for the organization's prescription products for Type 2 diabetes.

inVentiv Health will deliver the outsourced sales services through the company's Selling Solutions business. It offers flexible staffing solutions to a wide range of clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, long-term care, and pharmacy and managed care industries.

"inVentiv is extremely pleased to be collaborating with Santarus again," said Paul Mignon, President, inVentiv Health Selling Solutions. "We look forward to putting our experienced sales teams and best-in-class recruiting and sales force automation services to work for our long-term client and its vitally important medicines for patients."

Gerry Proehl, President and CEO, Santarus, Inc., said: "We have contracted with inVentiv Health to expand our field sales organization based on our positive past experience with this organization. By working with inVentiv and adding sales representatives, we intend to increase call frequency and share of voice with our called-on physicians, as well as improve sales representative efficiency by reducing territory size and increasing the number of sales calls made each day."

About Santarus

Santarus, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing proprietary products that address the needs of patients treated by physician specialists. The company's current commercial efforts are focused on GLUMETZA® (metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) and CYCLOSET® (bromocriptine mesylate) tablets, which are indicated as adjuncts to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Santarus also has a diverse development pipeline, including three investigational drugs in Phase III clinical programs: UCERIS (budesonide) Tablets for induction of remission of active ulcerative colitis, RHUCIN® (recombinant human C1 inhibitor) for treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema and rifamycin SV MMX® for treatment of travelers' diarrhea, in addition to other earlier-stage development programs. More information about Santarus is available at www.santarus.com.

About inVentiv Health

inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv's client roster includes more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies. With 13,000 employees in 40 countries, inVentiv rapidly transforms promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv Health Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. For more information, visit http://www.inventivhealth.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks that may cause inVentiv Health's performance to differ materially. Such risks include, without limitation: the impact of our substantial level of indebtedness on our ability to generate sufficient cash to fulfill our obligations under our existing debt instruments or our ability to incur additional indebtedness; the impact of the consummation of any announced acquisitions, and any additional leverage we may incur in connection with the financing thereof, on the ratings of our debt securities; our ability to sufficiently increase our revenues and maintain or decrease expenses and cash capital expenditures to permit us to fund our operations; our ability to continue to comply with the covenants and terms of our credit facility and to access sufficient capital to fund our operations; the impact of any default by any of our credit providers or swap counterparties; our ability to accurately forecast costs to be incurred in providing services under fixed price contracts; our ability accurately forecast insurance claims within our self-insured programs; the potential impact of pricing pressures on pharmaceutical manufacturers from future healthcare reform initiatives or from changes in the reimbursement policies of third-party payers; our ability to grow our existing client relationships, obtain new clients and cross-sell our services; the potential impact of financial, economic, political and other risks, including interest rate and exchange rate risks, related to conducting business internationally; our ability to successfully operate new lines of business; our ability to manage our infrastructure and resources to support our growth; our ability to successfully identify new businesses to acquire, conclude acquisition negotiations and integrate the acquired businesses, including the acquisitions of i3 Global and PharmaNet Development Group, Inc., into our operations; any disruptions, impairments, or malfunctions affecting software as well as excessive costs or delays that may adversely impact our continued investment in and development of software; the potential impact of government regulation on us and on our client base; our ability to comply with all applicable laws as well as our ability to successfully implement from a timing and cost perspective any changes in applicable laws; our ability to recruit, motivate and retain qualified personnel, including sales representatives; the possibility that client agreements will be terminated or not renewed; consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry; changes in trends in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries or in pharmaceutical outsourcing, including initiatives by our clients to perform services we offer internally; the potential liability associated with bringing new drugs to market, including potential liability from injury to clinical trial participants; and the actual impact of the adoption of certain accounting standards; our ability to maintain technological advantages in a variety of functional areas, including sales force automation, electronic claims surveillance and patient compliance. Readers of this press release are referred to documents filed from time to time by inVentiv Health Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission for further discussion of these and other factors.

SOURCE inVentiv Health, Inc.


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