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Zydus partners with Medicure International


To launch cholesterol drug in the US

Zydus Cadila has entered into a definitive agreement with US-based Medicure International to commercialise its new drug application product pitavastatin magnesium in the US.

“The launch of ZYPITAMAG, which is used to manage cholesterol levels, marks the first branded product launch for Zydus in the US,” the company said in a regulatory filing. Zydus Cadila said as part of this agreement, it will hold the new drug application (NDA) and Medicure will be responsible for the sales and marketing of ZYPITAMAG.

ZYPITAMAG has been approved in strengths of 1 mg, 2 mg and 4 mg.

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