11 October 2016 - British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca (USD: AZN) has entered into an agreement with Cilag GmbH International, an affiliate of US-based Johnson and Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), for the divestment of the rights to Rhinocort
Aqua outside the US, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 11, 2016-AstraZeneca Sells Rhinocort
Aqua Rights to JnJ's Cilag for USD 330m
M2 PHARMA-October 10, 2016-AstraZeneca to sell certain rights for Rhinocort
Aqua nasal spray to Cilag International
While there weren't any blockbuster switches in 2016, although Bayer Group launched a new OTC product, Clairspray, in 2016 that contains the same ingredient as Flonase and taps into the Claritin brand franchise, the active allergy category saw one new Rx-to-OTC introduction, Johnson & Johnson's Rhinocort
, in February 2016.
You're starting to see this explosion of nasal sprays, triggered by Rx-to-OTC switches [such as Flonase and Rhinocort
Aqua] that have driven the category in the last 18 months," Patel reports.
For the treatment of allergic rhinitis, nasal corticosteroids that act locally are desirable They include Flonase, Veramyst, Nasonex, Nasacort, and Rhinocort
Talking on the issue, a pharmacist with Wid Pharmacy in Al Sadd, Ola Muhammad, said the pharmacy had witnessed almost 50 percent increase in sale of asthma drugs like Ventolin, Aramys and Rhinocort
as well as medicines to relieve cold and flu conditions.
Aqua is the brand name for intranasal delivery.
He is on pulimort, xopenex, foradil, singulair, Claritin, rhinocort
In Westboro, AstraZeneca manufactures the Rhinocort
nasal allergy treatment, Pulmicort ampules for nebulizers and an intravenous version of Nexium.
fluticasone), Nasacort (triamcinolone), Nasalide (flunisolide), Nasonex (mometasone), Rhinocort
(budesonide), Vancenase DS or Vancenase Pockethaler (beclomethasone) Inhaled.
Corticosteroid nasal sprays (such as Rhinocort
, Nasonex, Aldecin) have been shown to be very effective in preventing and treating hay fever, particularly in people with severe and prolonged symptoms.