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SkinMedica to Co-Promote ACZONE(R) (dapsone) Gel 5% to Pediatricians in the U.S.
Date:5/11/2009

ACZONE(R) Gel 5% is the First New FDA-Approved Chemical Entity for Topical Acne Treatment in a Decade

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- SkinMedica, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a co-promotion agreement with Allergan for ACZONE(R) (dapsone) Gel 5%, a first-in-class topical treatment for acne vulgaris. Representing the first new molecule in a decade approved by the FDA for the topical treatment of acne in patients 12 years of age and older, ACZONE(R) Gel 5% combines dapsone in a Solvent Microparticulate(TM)gel, enabling dapsone to be applied topically in a well-tolerated formulation to provide patients with a convenient and effective therapy. Under the agreement, SkinMedica will exclusively promote ACZONE(R) Gel 5% to pediatricians in the United States through its existing sales force.

"We are delighted to add ACZONE(R) Gel 5% to our dermatology consultations with pediatricians, as it provides us with a pivotal opportunity to further educate pediatricians regarding the latest advancements in acne treatment," said Mary Fisher, President and CEO of SkinMedica. "This co-promotion agreement expands the portfolio of products SkinMedica can now offer pediatricians, enabling us to further meet the demands of physicians and patients across the country."

Allergan will continue to distribute the product, and its dermatology sales force will continue to promote the product. Allergan will book all ACZONE(R) Gel 5% sales and SkinMedica will receive a share of sales above a pre-specified baseline. There are no upfront payments by either party.

About Acne

Acne vulgaris, or acne, is a common skin disorder with an estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 years old experiencing outbreaks at some point. Acne treatment depends on whether a patient has a mild, moderate, or severe form. Fortunately, acne is also one of the most treatable skin con
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