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    Companies acquire rights to low T, IC drugs

    In separate actions, two pharmaceutical makers have acquired the rights to a novel testosterone agent and a patented formulation for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS).

    Endo International plc announced acquisition rights to testosterone nasal gel (Natesto) from Trimel BioPharma SRL. The drug was approved by the FDA in May 2014.

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    Endo said it expects the transaction to close in early 2015. 

    "We are pleased to acquire the rights to Natesto to further enhance our branded pharmaceutical portfolio and look forward to leveraging our commercial expertise in the areas of men's health and urology to support this highly differentiated product," Rajiv De Silva, president and CEO of Endo, said in a news release.

    Natesto offers a unique intranasal delivery system. It is indicated for replacement therapy in males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone including primary hypogonadism (congenital or acquired) and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (congenital or acquired).


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    Richard R. Kerr
    Kerr is group content director for Urology Times.


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