AstraZeneca PLC - Atacand divestment in over 70 countries completed
Atacand divestment to Cheplapharm in more than 70 countries completed
AstraZeneca has completed the divestment of commercial rights to Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) and Atacand Plus (a fixed-dose combination of candesartan cilexetil and hydrochlorothiazide) in over 70 countries to Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH (Cheplapharm).
Under the terms of the agreement AstraZeneca received a payment of
Pursuant to London Stock Exchange listing rule 10.4.1R (notification of class 2 transactions), in 2019 Atacand and Atacand Plus generated product sales of
Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) is a selective AT1 subtype angiotensin II receptor antagonist that is indicated for the management of hypertension in adults and children/adolescents, as well as heart failure in adults. Atacand Plus is indicated for the management of hypertension when candesartan or hydrochlorothiazide monotherapy is not sufficiently effective. Atacand was developed in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Each company held the exclusive rights to the medicine in certain countries; in other countries, Atacand was co-marketed.
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