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Allergan investigates needle-free Botox method

Article-Allergan investigates needle-free Botox method

Chadds Ford, Pa. — Drugmakers American Medical Systems and Allergan will be jointly developing and seeking regulatory approval for a version of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) using the JetTouch system to treat overactive bladder.

JetTouch is AMS’s injection platform that allows needle-free injection via endoscopic or percutaneous access. Under the companies’ co-development agreement, AMS first will develop JetTouch for general use in the bladder.

If the Food and Drug Administration approves Botox as a treatment for overactive bladder, AMS will work with Allergan to add Botox to the JetTouch label, PRNewswire reports. Allergan plans to seek regulatory advice to add the delivery of Botox with JetTouch to the Botox label.

The FDA approved Botox in August 2011 for the treatment of urinary incontinence due to detrusor overactivity associated with a neurologic condition.

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