BIOVAIL EXTENDS MARKETING PACT FOR ZOVIRAX OINTMENT/CREAM.Biovail Corporation (NYSE NYSE
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"We are pleased with the opportunity to extend the duration of our promotion agreement for this market-leading brand," commented Eugene Melnyk, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Biovail. "We anticipate receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA FDA
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n.pr the abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration. ) approval for Zovirax(R) Cream with an anticipated launch in the second quarter of 2003."
Biovail Corporation is an international full-service pharmaceutical company, engaged in the formulation, clinical testing, registration, manufacture, sale and promotion of pharmaceutical products utilizing advanced drug delivery technologies.
For further information, call 905-286-3000 or visit http://www.biovail.com.