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Acanya Gel

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Drug Names(s): clindamycin phosphate 1.2% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5%

Description: Acanya Gel is a combination product that contains 1% clindamycin (clindamycin phosphate 1.2%) and benzoyl peroxide 2.5%. Clindamycin is an antibiotic with the activity against the Propionibacterium acnes (P acnes). Bezoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent that is active against P acnes based on its oxidizing properties.

Another formulation of this product, Onexton (clindamycin phosphate 1.2% and benzoyl peroxide 3.75%), was approved in 2014.

Deal Structure: Acanya Gel was originally developed by Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences.

In December 2008, Valeant announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dow Pharmaceutical will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant.


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