Santarus is a bit controlling, but in this case it's okay. Santarus' flagship drug Glumetza improves glycemic control for type 2 diabetes patients and is marketed through a partnership with Depomed. It markets a similar drug, Cycloset, also to improve glycemic control for type 2 diabetes, through a distribution and license agreement with S2 Therapeutics and Veroscience. Santarus' lead product used to be Zegerid, a modified version of omeprazole, the proton pump inhibitor found in AstraZeneca's best-selling Prilosec for heartburn. But when Zegerid's patent ran out and its sales dropped, Santarus moved on to more fruitful ground. Other candidates include treatments for ulcerative colitis and angioedema.
201 to 500Type
Company - PublicRevenue
$100 to $500 million (USD) per yearIndustry
Biotech & PharmaceuticalsCompetitors
Procter & Gamble, Novartis, AstraZenecaFounded