- ROUNDTABLE: Pharmacy’s future in sync with technology
- Study: Cough-cold manufacturers' voluntary label change on pediatric products reduced ER admissions
- Study: OTC ibuprofen as effective as Rx in treating post-operative pain after having tonsils removed
- ROUNDTABLE: Improving patient outcomes, controlling costs with OTCs
- FDA advisory panel to consider OTC status of NSAIDs
LONDON — The U.K.'s Infirst Healthcare on Monday announced it has successfully raised $32.1 million in new funds. The funding, from Invesco Asset Management managed funds, will be used for the launch of the company's medicines into the cough-cold and analgesic consumer healthcare markets.
Infirst will launch its first product, a cocoa-flavored cough liquid, in Europe. "Cough-cold and pain are the largest and most prevalent conditions in the consumer health sector and represent an enormous opportunity for Infirst to bring innovation and efficacy to a market which has seen very few new products and only marginal innovation for decades," stated Manfred Scheske, Infirst CEO.
The North American rights to Infirst's cough-related launch have been out-licensed to Pernix Therapeutics Holdings.
Infirst is also developing an ibuprofen-based product for the treatment of inflammatory pain, to which it has the global rights, the company noted.