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VANCOUVER, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM) is pleased to announce that the Secretary of State for the U.K. Department of Health has approved pricing for BRINAVESS® (vernakalant hydrochloride). The approved amount represents a maximum price per vial of BRINAVESS® in the United Kingdom. It is consistent with pricing in other territories and Cardiome's economic forecasts.
"Cardiome is pleased that our commercial efforts in the U.K. continue to show progress. Pricing approval is a step on the path to formulary coverage, and I congratulate Cardiome's commercial team on this achievement," said William Hunter, M.D., President and CEO of Cardiome. Juergen Polika, Cardiome's General Manager for Europe, said, "My team is excited to make commercial progress in the U.K. and we look forward to additional positive commercial announcements in the future. While pricing approval is not reimbursement, it will allow BRINAVESS to be sold directly to hospitals on a private basis for use against recent-onset atrial fibrillation."
About Cardiome Pharma Corp. Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of cardiovascular therapies that will improve the quality of life and health of patients suffering from heart disease. Cardiome has two marketed, in-hospital, cardiology products, BRINAVESS® (vernakalant IV), approved in Europe and other territories for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm in adults, and AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban HCl) a reversible GP IIb/IIIa inhibitor indicated for use in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Cardiome also commercializes Esmocard® and Esmocard Lyo® (esmolol hydrochloride), a short-acting beta-blocker used to control rapid heart rate in a number of cardiovascular indications, on behalf of their partner AOP Orphan Pharma in select European markets. Cardiome has also licensed TREVYENT, a development state drug device combination that is under development for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, for Europe, the Middle East and for Canadian markets.
Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our web site at www.cardiome.com.
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