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FDA Approved Vimovo for Arthritis Patients At Risk of Developing NSAID-Associated Gastric Ulcers

Posted 3 May 2010 by Drugs.com

WILMINGTON, Del., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – AstraZeneca and Pozen Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vimovo (naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium) delayed-release tablets for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and to decrease the risk of developing gastric ulcers in patients at risk of developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers.(1) Vimovo, co-developed by Pozen Inc. and AstraZeneca, is a fixed-dose combination of enteric-coated naproxen, a pain-relieving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and immediate-release esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). The FDA approval was supported by data from a clinical development program, including results from the pivotal PN400-301 and PN400-302 studies, which showed patients taking Vimovo experienced significantly ... Read more

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