Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) Enters Mysimba Commercialization Agreement with Valeant (VRX)


Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) announced Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. will commercialize Mysimba® (naltrexone HCl / bupropion HCl prolonged release) in Central and Eastern Europe. The distribution agreement between Valeant Holdings Ireland and Orexigen’s wholly owned subsidiary, Orexigen Therapeutics Ireland Ltd., includes 12 countries where Mysimba has been approved for marketing in the European Union (EU): Greece, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Latvia, Bulgaria, and Romania. The agreement also extends to several non-EU countries where Valeant will apply for marketing authorization: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Turkey. Orexigen expects Valeant to launch in the 12 EU countries in the second half of this year.

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