Lupin and Salix Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Canada Zaxine®, Relistor® and Other Gastroenterology Products


September 12, 2014 Lupin Limited (Lupin) and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Salix) announced today that they have entered into a definitive distribution agreement under which Salix has granted Lupin the exclusive right to market, distribute and sell certain Salix products in Canada. This includes immediate rights to distribute Zaxine® (rifaximin) 550 mg tablets for reduction in risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients 18 years of age or
older, and Relistor® Subcutaneous Injection for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with advanced illness who are receiving palliative care, when response to laxative therapy has not been sufficient. Use of RELISTOR beyond 4 months has not been studied. Additionally, the agreement includes future dosage forms, strengths, and indications for such products. Under the agreement, Lupin also has the option to exclusively market, distribute and sell other gastroenterology products in Salix’s Canadian pipeline once approved by Health
Canada.

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