SAN FRANCISCO and DUBLIN – Medicines360, a non-profit women’s health pharmaceutical company, and Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Medicines360’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Levosert™ (levonorgestrel), a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive (IUC) for use by women to prevent pregnancy.
In June 2013, Medicines360 and Actavis announced that they had entered into a partnership that will make Levosert™ available in the U.S. commercially and at an affordable price in U.S. public sector clinics. As part of this agreement, Actavis licensed the U.S. commercial rights for Levosert™, and Medicines360 retained rights to market the product in the U.S. public sector, including family planning clinics that provide services to low-income women.
The acceptance for filing means the FDA has determined that the application is sufficiently complete to permit a substantive review. The acceptance for filing does not provide any assurance that the FDA will ultimately approve the NDA. Under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the FDA’s goal under standard review is to review and act on the NDA by February 28, 2015.
Medicines360 is a non-profit women’s health pharmaceutical company and social enterprise. Through a unique operating model, Medicines360 reinvests profits generated through commercial sales revenue into advocacy, education, research and development with the goal of providing innovative, affordable, and sustainable medical solutions for women. Profits are a means to a mission, not a motive; Medicines360 exists to meet the contraceptive needs of all women. For more information, visit .
About Actavis, Inc.
Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a unique specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing high quality affordable generic and innovative branded pharmaceutical products for patients around the world.
Actavis markets a broad portfolio of branded and generic pharmaceuticals and develops innovative medicines for patients suffering from diseases principally in the central nervous system, gastroenterology, women’s health, urology, cardiovascular, respiratory and anti-infective therapeutic categories. The Company is an industry leader in product research and development, with one of the broadest brand development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry, and a leading position in the submission of generic product applications. Actavis has commercial operations in more than 60 countries and operates more than 30 manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world.
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