Dey L.P. to Market EMSAM Skin Patch for Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
PITTSBURGH, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dey L.P., a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL) , today announced that it has begun to market and distribute EMSAM(R) in the U.S. EMSAM, a selegiline transdermal system, is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
EMSAM previously was marketed and distributed by Bristol-Myers Squibb through a commercialization agreement. The transfer of distribution, marketing and sales to Dey concludes the three-year agreement with Bristol-Myers. Manufactured by Mylan subsidiary Mylan Technologies Inc. (MTI), EMSAM is a registered trademark of Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc. In July 2008, Mylan acquired Watson Pharmaceutical Inc.'s 50 percent interest in Somerset, making the proprietary research and development company a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mylan.
Dey President Carolyn Myers, Ph.D., said, "I am very pleased that we have the opportunity to bring the marketing and distribution of EMSAM back into the Mylan family of companies. EMSAM was developed by Somerset in collaboration with Mylan and is manufactured by MTI. Now, we can market and distribute this important product through our specialty division, Dey, and the entire supply and distribution process will benefit from additional efficiencies and cost synergies going forward."
Dey, a Mylan company, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription drug products for the treatment of respiratory diseases, respiratory-related allergies and emergency care medicine. As the U.S. leader in sales of nebulized respiratory medication, Dey puts patients first through its development of innovative and affordable therapies. For more information on Dey or its products, please visit www.dey.com.
Mylan Inc., which provides products to customers in more than 140 countries and territories, ranks among the leading diversified generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world. The company maintains one of the industry's broadest -- and highest quality -- product portfolios, supported by a robust product pipeline; owns a controlling interest in the world's third largest active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer; and operates a specialty business focused on respiratory and allergy therapies. For more information, please visit www.mylan.com.
Source: Mylan Inc.
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Posted: May 2009