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Actavis, QRxPharma partner to sell MoxDuo IR


MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Drug maker Actavis is partnering with QRxPharma to sell what the former called a novel pain drug in the United States.

The company said Wednesday that the two had signed a letter of intent to commercialize MoxDuo IR (morphine and oxycodone), which they plan to launch in third quarter 2012.

"This partnership represents a major step in our strategy to further strengthen our position as on eof the major players in the segment of pain management in the U.S.," Actavis CEO Claudio Albrecht said. "Furthermore, as this latest development highlights, Actavis is serious in its quest to be ahead of the changing generic pharmaceutical industry. In the future, there will not be such a clear difference between innovator and generic companies. The lines between the two models are blurring. The generics business as we know it today will be gone within the next 10 years."

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