Cardiome Receives Approval For BRINAVESS™ In South Africa
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VANCOUVER, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM) today announced that BRINAVESS™ (vernakalant intravenous) has been approved in South Africa by the Medicines Control Council (MCC) for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm in adults. The MCC oversees the regulation of medicines in South Africa.
"Cardiome is pleased with the approval of BRINAVESS in South Africa," said Karim Lalji, Cardiome's Chief Commercial Officer. "We are committed to partnering BRINAVESS in this important pharmaceutical market as we continue to focus Cardiome's direct sales efforts on key countries in Europe."
South Africa is one of the largest countries in Africa in terms of established pharmaceutical markets with total pharmaceutical sales reaching $3.7B USD in 2011, according to research conducted by IMS Health.1
About Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of new therapies that will improve the health of patients around the world. Cardiome has one marketed product, BRINAVESSTM (vernakalant IV), approved in Europe and other territories for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm in adults.
Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our website at www.cardiome.com.
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