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moksha8 Pharmaceuticals and CHEPLAPHARM enter into a strategic partnership to distribute Questran® in Mexico and Brazil

Oct 31, 2018

moksha8 Pharmaceuticals and the German pharmaceutical company CHEPLAPHARM Arzneimittel GmbH have signed an agreement on the basis of which moksha8 will commercialize and promote Questran® in Mexico and Brazil.

Questran® (Cholestyramine) is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of elevated serum cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia (elevated low-density lipoprotein [LDL] cholesterol).

High level of cholesterol increases the risks of heart disease and stroke. Globally, a third of ischaemic heart disease is attributable to high cholesterol. Overall, hypercholesterolemia is estimated to cause 2.6 million deaths. Prevalence for high cholesterol among adults is 39% worldwide (37% for males and 40% for females) - the highest prevalence according to WHO is found in Europe (54% for both sexes), followed by the Americas (48% for both sexes).

In Latin America, lipid abnormalities have a high prevalence and this is related to multiple causes: Genetic load and epigenetic modifications combined with a sedentary lifestyle and an inadequate nutrition*.

Questran® (Cholestyramine) has proven efficacy, if used along with a proper diet to lower cholesterol in the blood. Lowering cholesterol helps decrease the risk for strokes and heart attacks.

Since last year, with the distribution agreement for Dilatrend® in Mexico, moksha8 and CHEPLAPHARM have established a great partnership and, due to the positive results achieved, the companies decided to expand their commercial relationship in the Latin American country.

With this agreement, moksha8 Pharmaceuticals continues with its global diversification strategy and is increasing its cardiology portfolio. In Mexico, Questran® is the second product in the cardiology line and in the case of Brazil, Questran® will be the therapy with which the subsidiary will enter into this therapeutic area.

moksha8 is committed to work hard to maximize the product value of Questran® and to further contribute to hypercholesterolemia treatments in the Latin American region.

** World Health Organization/cholesterol, 2011**