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VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM) today announced that BRINAVESS™ (vernakalant intravenous) has been approved in Turkey by the Turkish Ministry of Health for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation (AF) to sinus rhythm in adults. The Turkish Ministry of Health oversees the regulation of medicines in Turkey.
"We are pleased to receive approval for BRINAVESS in Turkey," said Karim Lalji, Cardiome's Chief Commercial Officer. "This decision confirms Cardiome's commitment to pursue BRINAVESS approvals beyond the EU region. We will seek a local distribution partnership in this key market in order to optimize the commercialization and launch and make BRINAVESS available for the benefit of patients suffering from AF."
Turkey is a significant emerging market in the pharmaceutical industry. According to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry and Associations Pharmaceutical Industry Report, total sales for the pharmaceutical market in Turkey totaled €7.2B1 in 2011.
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.
- European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. The Pharmaceutical Industry in Figures, Key Data 2013. http://www.efpia.eu/uploads/Figures_Key_Data_2013.pdf, accessed Sep 20, 2013
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