Sun Pharma enters into pact with Ferring Pharma to launch CARITEC in India

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has entered into a license agreement with Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based biopharmaceuticals MNC Ferring Pharmaceuticals, to commercialise a Room Temperature Stable (RTS) formulation of obstetric drug, CARITEC (Carbetocin RTS) in India. CARITEC is indicated for the prevention of excessive bleeding in women after vaginal or caesarean child birth. The condition is commonly known as post-partum hemorrhage (PPH).

As per agreement terms, Sun Pharma is granted rights for co-marketing of the drug in India in the private market under the brand name CARITEC. Ferring has developed the drug and received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for introducing the drug in India.

Kirti Ganorkar, CEO-India business, Sun Pharma, said, “PPH is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality worldwide. As per WHO, 25 per cent of maternal deaths occur due to this condition. Through our collaboration with Ferring, we are introducing an innovative medicine that will help in reducing thousands of deaths from PPH every year. We believe this unique RTS formulation of Carbetocin will play an important role in PPH prevention in India.”

PPH is a frequent complication of child birth and its reported incidence in India is two to four per cent after vaginal delivery and six per cent after caesarean section. As per a survey conducted in India, PPH contributes to 38 per cent of maternal deaths.

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