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Actavis and Medicines360 Announce FDA Approval of LILETTA™ (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg to Prevent Pregnancy for up to Three Years

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Medicines360, a nonprofit women’s health pharmaceutical company, today announced the approval of LILETTA™ (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to three years. LILETTA is placed in the uterus by a healthcare professional and works by continuously releasing levonorgestrel, a progestin, to prevent pregnancy.

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Medicines360 and Actavis Announce FDA Acceptance for Filing of NDA for Levosert™ IUD

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.

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Actavis and Medicines360 Announce Partnership to Advance Women’s Access to Affordable IUDs

Medicines360, a non-profit pharmaceutical company, and Actavis, Inc., a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced a historic partnership to support Medicines360’s mission to reduce cost as a barrier to accessing women’s birth control. The Medicines360 and Actavis partnership will make the IUD available in the U.S. commercially and at a very low price in U.S.public sector clinics. As part of this agreement, Actavis has licensed the U.S. commercial rights for the Medicines360 LNG20 Intrauterine Device (IUD).

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Collaboration to Develop State-of-the-Art Levonorgestrel Releasing Intrauterine Device (LNG IUD) As Highly Effective Long-acting Reversible Contraceptive

Medicines360, the US-based non-profit that addresses unmet medical needs of women and children by developing innovative, affordable and sustainable medical solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with European women’s health pharmaceutical company Uteron Pharma Operations (UPO), based in Liege Belgium, to develop a long-acting LNG IUD. As part of the collaborative agreement, Uteron is responsible for the design and manufacture of the product, and Medicines360 is responsible for Phase III clinical development.

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International Women’s Day at Direct Relief International

Direct Relief’s Kirchmaier Volunteer Center was standing room only Friday morning, March 8, as more than 150 people gathered in honor of International Women’s Day to celebrate achievements and acknowledge remaining hurdles, including the lack of global access to affordable maternal health care. This year’s theme was “balance for better — the better the balance, […]

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Medicines360, Afaxys Partner to Expand Public Health Access to LILETTA® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg

Strategic alliance will increase engagement with U.S. public health clinics and their patients about hormonal IUDs (long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs) SAN FRANCISCO and CHARLESTON, S.C. – Medicines360 and Afaxys Pharma, LLC, two mission-driven, socially conscious women’s health pharmaceutical companies, today announced their collaboration to promote Medicines360’s intrauterine system (IUS), LILETTA® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg, which is […]

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Medicines360 Expands Access To Contraception In Africa

Medicines360, the non-profit pharmaceutical company behind the hormonal IUD Liletta, is on a mission to increase women’s access to reproductive care around the world. This month, the female-led company announced the launch of Avibela, a hormonal IUD, in Madagascar.

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