Mallinckrodt, Zogenix to end co-promotion agreement Mallinckrodt (MNK) announced a mutually-agreed upon end of the company’s co-promotion agreement with Zogenix (ZGNX). The co-promotion agreement covered SUMAVEL DosePro, a prescription medicine given with a needle-free delivery system to treat adults who have been diagnosed with acute migraine or cluster headaches. Mallinckrodt’s promotion of SUMAVEL DosePro will end January 31. Mallinckrodt and Zogenix entered into the co-promotion agreement June 7, 2012. Under terms of the agreement, Mallinckrodt’s U.S. sales force sold SUMAVEL DosePro to its customer base of prescribers. Zogenix continued to record all product revenues and Mallinckrodt was compensated based on a percentage of net sales from prescriptions generated by Mallinckrodt. The original agreement was to have run through June 30, 2014.
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