Healthcare Industry News:  rosuvastatin 

Biopharmaceuticals FDA

 News Release - March 30, 2010

AstraZeneca and Abbott Receive FDA Complete Response Letter on CERTRIAD(TM) New Drug Application

WILMINGTON, 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.

About AstraZeneca

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.

For more information about AstraZeneca in the US or the AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings programs, please visit: www.astrazeneca-us.com or call 1-800-AZandMe (292-6363).

About Abbott

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.

Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the company's Web site at www.abbott.com.


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