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Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announce Co-Promote for Zipsor(TM)



4/1/2010 10:25:23 AM

NEWPORT, Ky. and PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company with both development and commercial capabilities focused on women's healthcare and pain management, today announced that it has signed a co-promotion agreement for Zipsor(TM) (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules with Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., a global bio-pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Switzerland. Zipsor, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults received FDA approval in June 2009, and diclofenac, the active ingredient in Zipsor, is one of the most widely prescribed NSAIDs in the world.

"Zipsor represents an exciting addition to our current orthopaedic product portfolio," said William N. Garbarini, Vice President, Orthopaedics / Urology Business Unit, Ferring Pharmaceuticals. "Ferring has successfully commercialized Euflexxa in the United States and welcomes the opportunity to expand our offering to the orthopaedic community by helping orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists treat patients with acute pain."

About Zipsor

ZIPSOR (diclofenac potassium) Liquid Filled Capsules, is a new treatment option for relief of mild to moderate acute pain in adults (18 years of age or older).

Cardiovascular Risk

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may increase the risk of serious cardiovascular (CV) thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk. Zipsor is contraindicated for the treatment of perioperative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

See full Prescribing information for Zipsor at www.Zipsor.com.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals specializes in the research, development and commercialization of compounds in general and pediatric endocrinology, urology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, obstetrics/gynecology, and infertility. For more information, call 1-888-FERRING (1-888-337-7464) or visit www.FerringUSA.com.

Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.




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