Retigabine Regulatory Update

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) announced today that, on 30 October, they filed a New Drug Application with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), for retigabine, used as adjunctive therapy to treat adult epilepsy patients with partial-onset seizures

Issued:  Monday 02 November 2009, London UK and California US

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) announced today that, on 30 October, they filed a New Drug Application with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), for retigabine, used as adjunctive therapy to treat adult epilepsy patients with partial-onset seizures.

Retigabine is not approved or licensed anywhere in the world.

GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.   For further information about GSK, please visit www.gsk.com.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products, primarily in the areas of neurology and dermatology. For further information about Valeant, please visit www.valeant.com.

GSK Enquiries:

UK Media enquiries:

Philip Thomson

(020) 8047 5502

 

Claire Brough

(020) 8047 5502

 

Stephen Rea

(020) 8047 5502

 

Alexandra Harrison

(020) 8047 5502

 

Gwenan White

(020) 8047 5502

 

 

 

US Media enquiries:

Nancy Pekarek

(919) 483 2839

 

Mary Anne Rhyne

(919) 483 2839

 

Kevin Colgan

(919) 483 2839

 

Lisa Behrens

(919) 483 2839

 

European Analyst/Investor enquiries:

David Mawdsley

(020) 8047 5564

Sally Ferguson

(020) 8047 5543

Gary Davies

(020) 8047 5503

US Analyst/ Investor enquiries:

Tom Curry

(215) 751 5419

Jen Hill Baxter

(215) 751 7002

Valeant – Media & Analyst/Investor enquiries

Laurie Little

(949) 461 6002