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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

y Nursing Society. Each member of the sales force participated in a detailed training program administered by oncology nurses, which focused on both general oncology and CINV.

"We believe that the best way to understand and appreciate the needs of health-care providers is to be trained by them. As a result of our collaboration with ONSEdge, our sales force is well-prepared to discuss SANCUSO in a responsible way and in a manner that will better serve the community at large," said Totten.

ProStrakan's robust 67-person sales force in the U.S. was hired in partnership with NovaQuest, the managed partnership group of Quintiles Transnational.

Additionally, as part of the company's ongoing commitment, ProStrakan has developed a patient assistance program to ensure that Sancuso is available to any qualified patients who would benefit from it. Please visit http://www.Sancuso.com for additional information. The company is also working with regulatory authorities to bring Sancuso to market in Europe.

About CINV

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) are commonly cited by patients undergoing chemotherapy as highly feared side effects. In addition to its social and emotional effects, if left untreated, CINV can lead to dehydration, malnutrition, treatment delay, or even discontinuation of treatment. Despite advances in treatment, CINV remains a significant problem. Some patients expect to endure unpleasant symptoms in order to continue chemotherapy and may suffer at home while not under the supervision of a health-care professional. With one application of Sancuso, patients receive up to five consecutive days of CINV treatment.

Important Safety Information About SANCUSO(R)

Sancuso is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to granisetron or to any of the components of the patch.

Granisetron may mask a progressive ileus and/or gastric distention cau
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