Gilead declares Mylan as exclusive branded medicine partner

Gilead has partnered with Mylan since 2006, granting the company rights to manufacture and sell their own generic versions of licensed Gilead HIV therapies in India and up to 111 developing world countries, where the HIV epidemic affects millions of individuals

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Gilead Sciences, announced that Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the Indian-based subsidiary of Mylan Inc, as its exclusive branded medicine business partner for India.

Under the agreement, Mylan will market and distribute in India certain Gilead medications:
• HIV therapies Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) and the newer single tablet regimen Stribild (elvitegravir 150 mg/cobicistat 150 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg)
• AmBisome (amphotericin B liposome for injection), a treatment for life-threatening, systemic fungal infections, which is also used to treat the parasitic disease visceral leishmaniasis
• Viread for its indication as a treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

"The appointment of Mylan as our branded medicine business partner in India is a result of their strong knowledge of the Indian healthcare system and demonstrated capabilities of supporting and distributing antiretroviral therapies," said Mr Gregg H Alton, Gilead's executive vice president of Corporate and Medical Affairs.

In addition to distributing branded Gilead medicines, Mylan will manage regulatory and pharma co-vigilance activities (such as adverse event reporting) as well as broader medical education initiatives.

 

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