Meda: Trobalt (Retigabine) Receives European Approval

GÖTEBORG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Meda’s (STO:MEDAA) partner for retigabine, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., today announced that the European Commission has granted the marketing authorization for Trobalt™ (retigabine) in the epilepsy therapy area.

“This is a milestone for retigabine and our partnership with Valeant”, said Anders Lönner, CEO Meda AB.

Valeant has a collaboration agreement with the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for the global commercialization of retigabine. Meda is entitled to receive royalties of between 6 - 8 percent on retigabine sales.

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