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Valeant and Progenics Announce FDA Approves RELISTOR® Tablets for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation in Adults with Chronic Non-cancer Pain

LAVAL, Quebec and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE & TSX: VRX) and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PGNX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) Tablets for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adults with chronic non-cancer pain. Valeant expects to commence sales of RELISTOR Tablets in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2016.

"Opioid-induced constipation represents a long-lasting and potentially debilitating side effect of opioid therapy for millions of patients suffering from chronic pain," commented Joseph C. Papa, Chief Executive Officer of Valeant. "We believe Oral RELISTOR represents a new alternative treatment for OIC, and we look forward to introducing the more convenient oral formulation as soon as practicable."

"We are delighted that this milestone for RELISTOR has been achieved, and that patients suffering from OIC will have this new treatment option," said Mark Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Progenics. "We expect the market to be receptive to a more convenient oral tablet formulation of RELISTOR's well-established subcutaneous preparation. We would like to thank, in particular, Dr. Tage Ramakrishna and Dr. Robert Israel of Valeant for their work over many years in the clinical...


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