AstraZeneca completes Atacand divestment to Cheplapharm

AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) announced yesterday that it completed the divestment of the commercial rights to Atacand to Cheplapharm.

United Kingdom-based AstraZeneca’s Atacand (candesartan cilexetil) is a selective AT 1 subtype angiotensin II receptor antagonist indicated for managing hypertension in adults and children, along with heart failure in adults.

In addition to the commercial rights to Atacand, AstraZeneca is divesting the rights to Atacand Plus, according to a news release. Atacand Plus is indicated for the management of hypertension when candesartan or hydrochlorothiazide monotherapy is not sufficiently effective. Cheplapharm received the commercial rights in over 70 countries throught the agreement.

AstraZeneca developed Atacand in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical, with each company holding exclusive rights to the treatment in certain countries and co-marketing in other countries.

Under the agreement, AstraZeneca received a p…

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