Sucampo wins FDA approval for glaucoma treatment

Rebecca Aris

pharmaphorum

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. has been granted FDA approval of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for unoprostone isopropyl for the lowering of intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Sucampo, a Bethesda-based pharmaceutical firm, plans to begin selling the treatment in the first quarter of 2013, which will be marketed under the name of RESCULA.

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma.

The news was received positively by investors as shares of Sucampo (NASDAQ: SCMP) were sent up 83 cents, 16 percent, to $5.80.

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Related news:

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals wins FDA approval for glaucoma treatment (Washington Business Journal)

Sucampo Pharma Gets SNDA Approval For RESCULA – Quick Facts (RTT News)

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