MORRISTOWN, New Jersey, November 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Averitas Pharma, a recently acquired Grünenthal Group company,announced that it has taken over the US commercialization of Qutenza® (capsaicin) 8% patch on October 30, after the acquisition of the product by Grünenthal on the same day. Qutenza® is approved in the US for
"We're happy to establish Grünenthal's commercial footprint in the largest pharma market in the world," says Douglas Stefanelli, President of Averitas Pharma. "With Qutenza®, we have an exciting opportunity in front of us. There's still a high unmet medical need in pain management, especially for non-opioid treatments. Our plans include changing the commercial distribution model for Qutenza® to provide patients and health care providers with improved access to the product."
To support the Qutenza® commercialization, Averitas Pharma expects to add new positions in New Jersey and across the country.
"As a leader in pain research and management, we're dedicated to bringing solutions for patients with high unmet medical needs. Qutenza® has a broad neuropathic pain label in Europe and Averitas Pharma is actively pursuing the regulatory approvals necessary to support expanding the US label," adds Mark Fladrich, Grünenthal's Chief Commercial Officer.
About Averitas Pharma - Averitas Pharma aims to be more than just another pharmaceutical company. We focus on bringing non-opioid pain relief products to market, keeping treatment prices reasonable, and making the use of our products efficient for both patients and physicians. We are located in Morristown, NJ.
About Grünenthal - Grünenthal is an entrepreneurial, science-based pharmaceutical company specialized in pain, gout and inflammation. Our ambition is to deliver four to five new products to patients in diseases with high unmet medical need by 2022 and become a € 2 bn company. We are a fully integrated research & development company with a long track record of bringing innovative pain treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients. By sustainably investing in our R&D above the industrial average, we are strongly committed to innovation.
Grünenthal is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Aachen, Germany. We are present in approx. 30 countries with affiliates in Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are sold in more than 100 countries with approximately 5,200 employees worldwide. In 2017, Grünenthal achieved revenues of approx. € 1.3 bn.
More information: www.grunenthal.com
Qutenza® is indicated for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Treatment with Qutenza® must be performed only by a healthcare provider. You should never apply or remove Qutenza® yourself.
Warnings and Precautions:
These are not all the side effects of Qutenza®. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch , or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
For the full Prescribing Information, please visit www.Qutenza.com
Qutenza® is a registered US trademark of Averitas Pharma, Inc.
For further information, please contact: Douglas Stefanelli, President Averitas Pharma, Inc. Phone: +1-908-745-2271 email@example.com Averitas Pharma, Inc. 360 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
SOURCE Averitas Pharma
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