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Video: Sirion Therapeutics Launches Durezol for Postoperative Ocular Inflammation and Pain
Date:10/6/2008

Results from Phase 3b Studies with Durezol Dosed Prior to Surgery

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Durezol(TM) (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05% is now commercially available. Durezol, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2008, is a topical ophthalmic corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of inflammation and pain associated with ocular surgery.

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"We are excited to provide eye care professionals with a new and powerful topical steroid," said Susan Benton, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sirion Therapeutics, Inc. "Because Durezol is the first and only steroid with an approval for both inflammation and pain, it is the first innovation in the strong steroid class in over 35 years. We believe Durezol will give patients and physicians a more comprehensive option for postoperative care."

Sirion Therapeutics has built a fully-staffed commercial infrastructure comprised of a national specialty sales force that will promote Durezol, a Medical Science Liaison team that will communicate clinical information to the medical community, and a managed markets group that will secure access to Durezol through pharmacies and insurance plans.

Other marketing and product support initiatives in progress include an extensive sampling program, direct mail communications to physicians and pharmacists, the Durezol web site (http://www.durezol.com), telemarketing, a reimbursement hotline, a patient-assistance program, and a customer support number (1-866-4SIRION).

Durezol Phase 3b Studies

Sirion also announced today the completion of two Phase 3b stu
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