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GSK licenses US nonprescription rights to Roche's orlistat

Executive Summary

In exchange for SEK120mm ($100mm), GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare licensed the US rights from Roche to sell the obesity drug orlistat over the counter. Roche, which also stands to get milestones and royalties from the deal, currently sells orlistat as a prescription product under the brandname Xenical.
Deal Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • OTC, Consumer
Deal Status
  • Final
Deal Type
  • Alliance
    • R&D and Marketing (Licensing)

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