NeurogesX Presents Two Posters at 61st Annual American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
Evaluation of Neurologic Safety following Treatment with Qutenza(TM) (NGX-4010)
Identification of Impact of PHN and PDN on Health Care Costs
“Neurologic Safety of Treatment with NGX-4010, a High-Concentration Capsaicin Patch, in Patients with Postherpetic Neuralgia,” was led by Miroslav Backonja, MD, of the
NeurogesX submitted a new drug application (NDA) for Qutenza for the treatment of neuropatic pain associated with PHN to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in
“Impact of Postherpetic Neuralgia and Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy on Health Care Costs,” presented by
About Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that results from injury to, or dysfunction of, nerves in the central or peripheral nervous systems. Peripheral neuropathic pain is an inappropriate sensation of pain that results when injured or dysfunctional nerve endings send aberrant pain signals to the brain, in the absence of harmful stimuli. It can result from viruses, in cases of PHN and painful HIV-distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP), or diseases, such as diabetes.
An estimated 8% of the world’s population suffers from neuropathic pain. Treatments to address the estimated 6.0 million U.S. neuropathic pain sufferers generated over
About NeurogesX, Inc.
NeurogesX (NASDAQ: NGSX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies. Its initial focus is on chronic peripheral neuropathic pain, including PHN, HIV-DSP and PDN. NeurogesX’ late stage product portfolio is led by its product candidate Qutenza, a dermal patch designed to manage pain associated with peripheral neuropathic pain conditions, that the Company believes offers significant advantages over other pain therapies. NeurogesX submitted a new drug application (NDA) for Qutenza to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in
NeurogesX’ second most advanced product candidate, NGX-1998, is a topically applied, liquid formulation containing a high concentration of capsaicin designed to treat pain associated with neuropathic pain conditions. NGX-1998 has completed three Phase 1 studies and NeurogesX is currently evaluating the timing of entering Phase 2 development.
NeurogesX’ early stage product pipeline includes pre-clinical compounds, which are prodrugs of acetaminophen and various opioids. The company has evaluated these compounds in vitro and in vivo and is currently seeking development partners for these programs.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). NeurogesX disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Act. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, the size, scope and growth of potential markets for NeurogesX’ product candidates; and the expected benefits of NeurogesX’ product candidates and its plans with regard to seeking potential development partners for its early stage product pipeline. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to; positive results in clinical trials may not be sufficient to obtain FDA or European regulatory approval; any regulatory approvals which are received may be limited to certain indications; NeurogesX’ product candidates may have unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy; physician or patient reluctance to use Qutenza or NGX-1998, if approved, or the inability of physicians to obtain sufficient reimbursement for such procedures; potential alternative therapies; maintaining adequate patent or trade secret protection without violating the intellectual property rights of others; and other difficulties or delays in, clinical development, obtaining regulatory approval, market acceptance and commercialization of NeurogesX’ product candidates and the advantages of NeurogesX’ product candidates over other pain therapies. For further information regarding these and other risks related to NeurogesX’ business, investors should consult NeurogesX’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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