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SANCUSO(R), the First and Only Patch for Preventing Nausea and Vomiting in Chemotherapy Patients, Now Available
Date:11/4/2008

ProStrakan's First U.S. Product Will Be Sold by A Uniquely-Trained Sales

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BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProStrakan Group plc (LSE: PSK) today announced that SANCUSO(R) (Granisetron Transdermal System) is now available by prescription for patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in the United States. Sancuso was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) in September 2008 as the first and only patch to provide up to five consecutive days of control of nausea and vomiting for patients receiving a moderately and/or highly nausea-inducing chemotherapy regimen.

"Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is one of the most feared side effects of chemotherapy, often times forcing patients to stop important cancer treatments," said company CEO Wilson Totten, MD. "Now, with the availability of Sancuso, healthcare practitioners, patients and caregivers have a new tool in their toolbox to prevent the debilitating side effects of CINV."

Sancuso is a transdermal system, or skin patch, that delivers granisetron, its active component and an established preventor of nausea and vomiting, through a thin layer of adhesive that attaches the patch to the skin on the upper outer arm. The medicine is then released slowly and continuously into the bloodstream for up to five consecutive days.

"As a company dedicated to the needs of the patients, we are thrilled to be launching our first product in the U.S.," added Totten. "The ability to successfully bring Sancuso to the oncology community opens doors for us to introduce other supportive oncology care products, particularly those designed for easier patient use."

A Distinctive Sales Force

In order to better meet the needs of patients and oncology health-care professionals, the Sancuso sales force has been trained by oncology nurses through a partnership with ONSEdge(R), a subsidiary of the Oncolog
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