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 News Release - July 17, 2009

Meda: Onsolis receives FDA approval

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(HSMN NewsFeed)--The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Onsolis (fentanyl buccal soluble film). This new and patented product is indicated for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients who are already receiving and who are tolerant to opioid therapy for their underlying persistent cancer pain. Onsolis uses a unique delivery system designed to give rapid and reliable delivery of fentanyl. The product consists of a small dissolvable disc for application of fentanyl to the buccal (inner lining of cheek) membranes. The product is unique and offers an important step to a better pain treatment of cancer patients.

“I’m very pleased that Onsolis has been approved for marketing in the U.S. For Meda in the U.S., we get yet another important product addition. The interest among specialists for this new technology is significant, and we are making preparations for product launch during the fourth quarter of 2009. The registration procedures for Onsolis in other key markets are progressing according to plan”, said Anders Lönner, CEO Meda.

Meda has, in close collaboration with the FDA and Meda’s development partner Biodelivery Sciences Inc, developed the REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) program for Onsolis. This REMS program has also been approved by the FDA.

MEDA AB (publ) is a leading international specialty pharma company. Meda’s products are sold in 120 countries worldwide and the company is represented by its own organizations in more than 40 countries. The Meda share is listed under Large Cap on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Stock Exchange in Stockholm. Find out more, visit

Source: Meda AB

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