Par has exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute the product in the U.S. and Canada. Par will pay Optimer a royalty on sales of the product....ignore this. That news release is from 2005.In 2007, Optimer bought some of the rights back. According to the last Annual Report (filed in March 2009):Following our repurchase of certain development and commercialization rights from Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. in February 2007, we hold worldwide rights to fidaxomicin.http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1142576/00011046590901713...Further info on Par from that annual report:We hold worldwide rights to fidaxomicin. In February 2007, we elected to exercise our right under a prospective buy-back agreement to repurchase Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.’s rights to develop and commercialize fidaxomicin in North America and Israel. We paid Par a one-time $20.0 million termination fee. We are obligated to pay Par a one-time $5.0 million milestone payment, a 5% royalty on net sales by us or our affiliates of fidaxomicin in North America and Israel, and a 1.5% royalty on net sales by us or our affiliates of fidaxomicin in the rest of the world. In addition, in the event we license our right to market fidaxomicin in the rest of the world, we will be required to pay Par a 6.25% royalty on net revenues we receive related to fidaxomicin. We are obligated to pay each of these royalties, if any, on a country-by-country basis for seven years commencing on the applicable commercial launch in each such country. We intend to seek one or more partners for the commercialization of fidaxomicin outside North America.Sarah
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