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Depomed, Inc.
Public company
Industry Pharmaceutical Industry
Founded 1995[1]
Headquarters Newark, California
Products Pharmaceutics

Depomed, Inc. is a U.S. specialty pharmaceutical company, which mainly markets products for treatment in neurology, pain and diseases of the central nervous system.[2] The company is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ under the symbol "DEPO", with several products approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


The company's products include Nucynta ER, Nucynta, Gralise, Cambia, Lazanda, Zipsor, and DM-1992, which mainly focus on pain, neuropathic pain, and central nervous system diseases.[3]

For Pain[edit]

Nucynta ER, Nucynta IR

On January 15, 2015 Depomed announced the acquisition of the Nucynta franchise from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson and Johnson company for $1.05 billion in cash. The transaction closed on April 2, 2015, and the products are scheduled to be relaunched in June of 2015 after a major salesforce expansion.


In Jan 2011, the company's product, Gralise once-daily (gabapentin extended release) was approved by the US FDA for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, which was the 3rd approval of FDA for Depomed products.[4] The drug has also received Orphan Drug designation from the FDA.




For diabetes and others[edit]

The company's diabetes treatment Glumetza, the metformin hydrochloride extended release tablet, was approved for the treatment of type II diabetes in adults, and is sold in the US by Valeant.[5]

Corporate affairs[edit]


In June 2012, all rights to Zipsor Liquid Filled Capsules was acquired by Depomed, Inc. from Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the revenue of the latter was approximately $19 million as within the twelve months from Jun 2011 to May 2012.[6]


In March 2012, the company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against three companies that had filed Abbreviated New Drug Applications with the US FDA, claiming infringement of Depomed's six US patents listed for Gralise in the FDA's Orange Book.[7]


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