There are currently 48-50 million angina prescriptions written annually in the largest five EU member countries (UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy). Chronic angina is a serious and debilitating heart condition, usually associated with coronary artery disease and marked by repeated and sometimes unpredictable attacks of chest pain.
The Menarini Group is one of the largest privately owned pharmaceutical companies, and is headquartered in Florence, Italy. Menarini employs approximately 12,500 people, with a strong presence throughout Europe, CIS, Africa and in South and Central America. The company has expertise in successfully developing and commercializing in-licensed drug products from major companies in a broad range of therapeutic areas. The Group's total revenue exceeds euro 2.5 billion.
About CV Therapeutics
CV Therapeutics, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on applying molecular cardiology to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, small molecule drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. CV Therapeutics Ltd. is the company's European subsidiary based in the United Kingdom.
CV Therapeutics' approved products in the United States include Ranexa(R) (ranolazine extended-release tablets), indicated for the treatment of chronic angina in patients who have not achieved an adequate response with other antianginal drugs, and Lexiscan(TM) (regadenoson) injection for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress.
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