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|Cipher Receives Health Canada Approval of (Pr)Beteflam™|
– Will Represent Fourth Commercial Product in Cipher's Growing Canadian Dermatology Business –
"We are pleased to make Beteflam available as a valuable new treatment option to Canadian dermatologists and to the patients who suffer from this disease," said Shawn O'Brien, President and CEO of Cipher. "Psoriasis affects one million Canadians1 and can profoundly impact the quality of life for many patients. Once the product is launched in Q2 2016, Beteflam is expected to be our fourth marketed product in
Topical corticosteroids remain the primary treatment for steroid-responsive inflammatory skin diseases, including mild to moderate chronic plaque psoriasis. Occlusion with plastic film dressings is a widely accepted procedure to enhance their efficacy, especially in the treatment of psoriasis. Beteflam is a patch that is applied once daily to the affected region and may be cut to fit the particular size and shape of the psoriatic lesion thereby reducing potential contact of the steroid with healthy areas of skin.
Cipher licensed the Canadian rights to Beteflam from
About Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cipher has completed seven transactions in 2015, including the acquisition of Innocutis and its nine branded dermatology products, to build its U.S. commercial presence, expand its Canadian dermatology franchise and broaden its pipeline. Cipher is well-capitalized to drive long-term, sustained earnings growth by leveraging its proven clinical development capabilities and efficient commercial execution. For more information, visit www.cipherpharma.com.
After an initial phase of consolidation at national level, IBSA experienced a period of rapid expansion and even developed an international reputation starting in 1985, the year in which the current chairman took over as head of the company.
Under the new management the company adopted a strategy of optimizing the use of active ingredients for developing innovative pharmaceutical forms capable of improving patient compliance and the treatment required. The activities cover 7 main treatment areas (pain/inflammation, rheumatology, reproduction and fertility, endocrinology, urology, dermatology and dermocosmetics, respiratory), with over 60 exclusive patents.
Currently the IBSA group employs over 1,800 people and is present in over 80 countries through partnerships and local subsidiaries in
The production facilities are in
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PrBeteflam™ (betamethasone valerate topical patch) Product Monograph, date of preparation: