Medicis now shipping Dysport

June 17, 2009

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Medicis has begun shipment to physicians of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A) for the treatment of glabellar lines.

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Medicis has begun shipment to physicians of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxin A) for the treatment of glabellar lines.

Dysport is an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in late April. The approval included two separate indications: The treatment of cervical dystonia in adults to reduce the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain, and the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults younger than 65 years of age.

Medicis has rights to market Dysport in the United States for the aesthetic indication.