MONTREAL, Jan. 25, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Valeo Pharma Inc. (CSE: VPH) (OTCQB: VPHIF) (FSE: VP2) ("Valeo" or the "Company"), a Canadian pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received notice of a positive recommendation by Quebec's Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux ("INESSS") to the Health Minister for the inclusion of its Low Molecular Weight Heparin biosimilar (LMWH), Redesca™ and Redesca™ HP, on the list of medications covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disorders.
"We are very pleased to have received a positive recommendation by INESSS, a key milestone in the coming commercial launch of Redesca™", said Steve Saviuk, Valeo's CEO. "Redesca™ has a long and strong history of safety and efficacy with more than 8 years of proven in-market data internationally. Redesca™ will be available across Canada and Valeo intends to pursue discussions for the inclusion of Redesca on all other provincial formularies. Valeo is planning to launch Redesca™ during the first half of 2021."
In addition to being used primarily for treating and preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, LMWHs are also now increasingly used as a first line of defense tool in the fight against Covid-19. The World Health Organization ("WHO") issued guidance regarding the prophylaxis use of LMWH to help prevent complications in the clinical management of severe acute respiratory infections when novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is suspected.
Redesca™ is a low molecular weight heparin biosimilar. LMWHs are injectable anticoagulant drugs used primarily to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Redesca™ has more than 8 years of proven in-market safety internationally and more than 150 million patient days treated in Europe alone.
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