Statins are also found in the combination medications Advicor
(lovastatin + niacin), Caduet (atorvastatin + amlodipine) and Vytorin (simvastatin + ezetimibe).
Kos' two most prominent drugs in the segment are Niaspan, an extended-release tablet that raises HDL (good cholesterol), and Advicor
, another extended-release tablet that treats multiple lipid disorders.
Glickman was responsible for the launch of ADVICOR
, the second commercial product for Kos.
The copromotion agreement provides that Kos and Duramed Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Barr, will copromote the current Niaspan and Advicor
products--as well as future dosage formulations, strengths or modified versions of those products--to obstetricians, gynecologists and other practitioners with a focus on women's health care in the U.
Niaspan and Advicor
are registered trademarks of Kos Life Sciences LLC.
alleging the latter has infringed on a patent covering unique features for Niaspan and Advicor
for the treatment of cholesterol disorders.
The Company currently markets Niaspan, Advicor
, Azmacort, Cardizem LA, Teveten and Teveten HCT.
KOSP's products include Niaspan for the treatment of mixed lipid disorders; Advicor
for the treatment of primary hypercholeterolimia and mixed dyslipidemia in patients previously treated with either component or who require additional lipid modification; and Azmacort product, an inhaled corticosteroid that alleviates inflammation in the lungs and is used as a treatment for asthma.