Media Statements


Grünenthal considers the outbreak and spread of Covid-19 to be a serious situation and fully recognises its responsibilities related to safeguarding the well-being and safety of our employees. We work to ensure an uninterrupted supply of our medicines for patients and supporting communities with curbing the Covid-19 outbreak.


In 2019, Grünenthal entered into a partnership with Mesoblast, a world leader in cellular medicines, to develop the investigational medicine MPC-06-ID, an innovative cell therapy for patients who suffer from chronic low back pain associated with degenerative disc disease, and who have exhausted conservative treatment options.


Grünenthal issued notice to the European Commission (EC) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to withdraw Zurampic® (lesinurad)1 and Duzallo® (lesinurad and allopurinol, currently not marketed)2 for the treatment of chronic hyperuricaemia in adults with gout, who have not achieved target serum uric acid levels with an adequate dose of a Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor (XOI) alone, from the market in Europe. Zurampic and Duzallo will not be marketed in Latin America.


The German federal parliament adopted an amendment to the Contergan Foundation Act on 19 June 2020, whereby benefits to thalidomide victims, once granted, cannot be revoked. This includes the thalidomide pension, which is paid by the Contergan Foundation. Only in special cases, such as deliberate deception, is it possible to withdraw benefits.

Florian Dieckmann

Head Global Communication

Grünenthal GmbH

52099 Aachen

Phone +49 241 569-2555

E-Mail media@grunenthal.com