Cardiome Pharma (NASDAQ: CRME) (TSX: COM) has initiated the commercial launch of Xydalba™ in Sweden, Finland and the Republic of Ireland, per the company’s announcement this morning. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved Xydalba for the treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSIs) in adults. Xydalba was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 for the treatment of adult patients with ABSSSI caused by susceptible Gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA. “Our geographic footprint continues to expand, allowing us to make our portfolio of differentiated hospital products available to patients through our ex-U.S. global distribution capabilities and as we build a world-class acute care pharmaceutical company,” Cardiome president and CEO Dr. William Hunter stated in the news release.
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About Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a revenue-generating, specialty pharmaceutical company focused on providing innovative, high-quality brands that meet the needs of acute care physicians and patients. With a commercial presence and distribution network covering over 60 countries worldwide, Cardiome develops, acquires and commercializes brands for the in-hospital, acute care market segment. The company’s portfolio of approved and marketed brands includes: Xydalba™ (dalbavancin hydrochloride), for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI); Zevtera®/Mabelio® (ceftobiprole medocaril sodium), a cephalosporin antibiotic for the treatment of community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia (CAP, HAP); Brinavess® (vernakalant IV) for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm; Aggrastat® (tirofiban hydrochloride) for the reduction of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome, and Esmocard® and Esmocard Lyo® (esmolol hydrochloride), a short-acting betablocker used to control rapid heart rate in a number of cardiovascular indications. Cardiome’s pipeline of product candidates includes Trevyent®, a drug device combination that is designed to deliver Remodulin® (treprostinil) a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension. For more information, visit www.cardiome.com.
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