Ferring Pharmaceuticals and MSD, known as Merck in the United States and Canada, today announced their collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) to advance a new, proprietary formulation of carbetocin, used to prevent excessive bleeding (post-partum hemorrhage) in women after childbirth, that is designed to be stable at room temperature, even in hot and tropical climates (ICH climatic zone IV).
“Few tragedies compare to the death of a mother during childbirth. Obstetric treatments that benefit mother and baby are a key focus of our efforts at Ferring. Ferring originally developed carbetocin and received the indication for the prevention of post-partum hemorrhage more than a decade ago. Ferring is delighted to join with the WHO and MSD in this project that aims to make the benefits of carbetocin available in areas of the world where cold storage is not readily available,” said Michel L. Pettigrew, President of the Executive Board and COO, Ferring Group.