Cardiome Submits BRINAVESS Reimbursement Dossier to Belgian Authorities
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VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM) today announced submission of the BRINAVESS™ reimbursement dossier to Belgium's national compulsory health care and benefits insurance authority, The National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (Institut National d'Assurance Maladie Invalidité or INAMI).
"We are pleased to have submitted the application for BRINAVESS reimbursement and potentially could have the drug available to physicians in Belgium as an important new option to treat patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation," said Karim Lalji, Cardiome's Chief Commercial Officer. "Cardiome is committed to making BRINAVESS available in all of the key European markets. We believe the pharmacoeconomic case for BRINAVESS presented to INAMI puts us one step closer towards achieving this goal."
About Cardiome Pharma Corp.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of cardiovascular therapies that will improve the quality of life and health of patients suffering from heart disease. Cardiome has two marketed, in-hospital, cardiology products, BRINAVESS™ (vernakalant IV), approved in Europe and other territories for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm in adults, and AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban HCl) a reversible GP IIb/IIIa inhibitor indicated for use in patients with acute coronary syndrome..
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