Drugs known as anticholinergics (such as Ditropan, Detrol, Vesicare, Enablex
, Gelnique, Oxytrol and Toviaz) suppress involuntary bladder contractions to help with urgency, frequency and urgency-related leakage.
These charges will be partially offset by a gain of about $390 million because of the sale last month of the overactive bladder treatment Enablex
to Warner Chilcott Plc (Ardee IRL), Novartis said.
The company intends to use the proceeds to finance the USD400m acquisition of urology drug Enablex
from partner Novartis.
Among the leading Rx brands that Warner Chilcott receives are Asacol HD (mesalamine) delayed-release tablets for ulcerative colitis, Actonel (risedronate sodium) for osteoporosis and copromotion rights to Enablex
(darifenacin) for treatment of overactive bladder.
Do I really want a key chain that constantly reminds me of wound care, or a bottle opener shaped like an Enablex
Last year it acquired Idenix Pharmaceuticals, a biotech firm specializing in viral and infectious diseases, and the Enablex
incontinence drug from Pfizer.
Medications for Overactive Bladder (OAB) DRUG BRAND(S) RECOMMENDED ORAL DOSE Darifenacin Enablex
One-off items in the quarter included charges totalling USD789m, partially offset by a gain of USD392m from the divestment of Enablex
P&G's key pharmaceutical brands include Actonel--a $1 billion brand--along with Intrinsa, Enablex
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 19, 2010-Warner Chilcott plc acquires US rights to Enablex
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The impairment charges are expected to be partially offset through the proceeds received from the sale of the US rights for Enablex
(darifenacin) to Warner Chilcott (NASDAQ) for USD400m, as announced on 24 September 2010.
WC will acquire P&G's portfolio of branded pharmaceutical products, including Asacol HD for ulcerative colitis, Actonel for osteoporosis, and the co-promotion rights to Enablex
for overactive bladder, as well as the company's product pipeline and manufacturing facilities in PR and Germany.