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News Release - March 30, 2010
AstraZeneca and Abbott Receive FDA Complete Response Letter on CERTRIAD(TM) New Drug ApplicationWILMINGTON, Del. and ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 30 (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AstraZeneca and Abbott (NYSE:ABT ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a complete response letter (CRL) for the New Drug Application (NDA) for CERTRIAD™ (rosuvastatin / fenofibric acid delayed release) Capsules. The companies are currently evaluating the CRL, will continue discussions with the FDA to determine next steps with respect to the CERTRIAD NDA and will respond to the agency's request for additional information.
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines. As a leader in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation, oncology and infectious disease medicines, AstraZeneca generated global revenues of US $32.8 billion in 2009. In the United States, AstraZeneca is a $14.8 billion dollar healthcare business.
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Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs approximately 83,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.
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