LAVAL, Quebec, Jan. 12, 2018 /CNW/ -- Ortho Dermatologics, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX andTSX: VRX) ("Valeant") , today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the New Drug Application for IDP-121 (tretinoin 0.05%) lotion (ALTRENO™1) with a PDUFA action date of Aug. 27, 2018. If approved, ALTRENO will be the first tretinoin product in lotion form rather than a gel or cream.
"More than 4 million patients make appointments with dermatologists each year for acne. It is our goal to be the go-to resource for doctors and patients for all dermatological conditions, and if approved, ALTRENO will be a valuable addition to the Ortho Dermatologics portfolio," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant.
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is the most common skin disease in the United States, and as many as 50 million people in the United States may have the disease.2
About Ortho Dermatologics Ortho Dermatologics, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is one of the largest prescription dermatology businesses in the world dedicated to helping patients in the treatment of a range of therapeutic areas, including psoriasis, actinic keratosis, acne, atopic dermatitis and other dermatoses. The Ortho Dermatologics portfolio includes several leading acne, anti-fungal and anti-infective products. More information can be found at www.ortho-dermatologics.com.
About Valeant Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, gastrointestinal disorders, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.
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