Suboxone® sublingual film was developed under a previously undisclosed collaboration between MonoSol Rx and Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc., in which Reckitt Benckiser's Suboxone® products were formulated utilizing MonoSol Rx's PharmFilm® technology. Under the world-wide agreement, MonoSol Rx will manufacture Suboxone® sublingual films and Reckitt Benckiser will leverage its existing Suboxone® sales force to market the product. MonoSol Rx is eligible to receive pre-launch milestone payments, development fees, supply payments and royalties on net sales.
Shaun Thaxter, President of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc., said, "We are pleased that our positive working relationship with MonoSol Rx has resulted in FDA approval of Suboxone® sublingual film. The development of Suboxone® sublingual film through our exclusive agreement with MonoSol Rx reinforces our commitment to our addiction therapy franchise and to its development. During clinical studies, Suboxone® sublingual film was shown to be faster dissolving than Suboxone® sublingual tablets, and patients preferred the film. Our partnership with MonoSol Rx, represents a strategic business opportunity which will contribute to the longevity of Suboxone® in the U.S."
About MonoSol RxMonoSol Rx is a specialty pharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary PharmFilm® technology to deliver drugs in films. PharmFilm® is designed to benefit patients by improving the convenience, efficacy, and compliance of new and currently marketed drugs. The Company's leadership in film drug delivery is supported by strong intellectual property, a portfolio of commercialized prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug products, a pipeline of prescription formulations based on PharmFilm® technology, and two recent FDA approvals - Zuplenz®, the first approved prescription ora
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