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Actelion Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Brand Name for Commercially Available VELETRI® (epoprostenol for injection) for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Date:8/25/2010

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The registration process for Epoprostenol for Injection is ongoing outside the US, initially in France, also with VELETRI as proposed brand name.

About VELETRI®

VELETRI is indicated for the long-term intravenous treatment of primary pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypertension associated with the scleroderma spectrum of disease in NYHA Class III and Class IV patients who do not respond adequately to conventional therapy.  Unlike other epoprostenol formulations approved for PAH, VELETRI is stable at room temperature (77 F, 25 C), for up to 24 hours after it has been diluted, making the use of frozen gel packs unnecessary.  VELETRI can be reconstituted with either Sterile Water for Injection, USP, or Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection, USP, eliminating the need for drug-specific diluents.

Accredo Health Group, Inc. is the sole specialty pharmacy provider of VELETRI.  Accredo offers an enhanced level of personalized service to patients with chronic and complex disease, and will provide call center, nursing and reimbursement support services for patients using VELETRI and their healthcare providers.  Patients and their physicians can call 1-866-FIGHTPH (1-866-344-4874), a hotline maintained by Accredo, to obtain benefit information available for VELETRI.

For more information, please visit: www.veletri.com.

About Accredo Health Group

Accredo Health Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc., is one of the nation's largest specialty pharmacies dedicated to providing an enhanced level of personalized service to patients with chronic and complex disease.  Drugs dispensed by Accredo frequently require special handling and clinical services to ensure the drugs are properly administered to promote patient safety and health.

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