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Pfizer Acquires NextWave Pharmaceuticals

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Quillivant XR expected to be available in pharmacies in the U.S. in January 2013.

Pfizer Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held, specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Upon the closing of the transaction, Pfizer now holds exclusive North American commercialization rights to Quillivant XR™ (methylphenidate hydrochloride) for extended-release oral suspension, CII, the first once-daily liquid medication approved in the U.S. for the treatment of ADHD.

Quillivant XR received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on September 27, 2012, and is expected to be available in pharmacies in the U.S. in January 2013.


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