Friday, August 17, 2018

AcelRx Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA


In continuation of my update on  sufentanil

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX), (AcelRx or the Company), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapies for use in medically supervised settings, today announced the acceptance of its New Drug Application (NDA) resubmission for DSUVIA™ by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA considers the DSUVIA NDA resubmission a complete class 2 response to their October 2017 action letter. Therefore, the FDA has assigned a PDUFA (Prescription Drug User Fee Act) goal date of November 3, 2018.
The acceptance of the DSUVIA NDA resubmission is yet another important milestone achieved by the Company this year," stated Vince Angotti, Chief Executive Officer of AcelRx. "We are one step closer to potentially delivering a new, non-invasive treatment option for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain for adult patients in medically supervised settings. We believe DSUVIA, if approved, also has the opportunity to help U.S. hospitals manage through the intravenous opioid shortage1 they are currently experiencing in their facilities," continued Angotti.

About DSUVIA™ (sufentanil sublingual tablet), 30 mcg

DSUVIA™ (sufentanil sublingual tablet, 30 microgram), known as DZUVEO™ outside the United States, has a proposed indication for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain in medically supervised settings, in adult patients and was designed to eliminate dosing errors associated with IV administration via its non-invasive single-dose applicator (SDA) administered by health care professionals. Sufentanil is an opioid analgesic currently marketed for intravenous (IV) and epidural anesthesia and analgesia. The sufentanil pharmacokinetic profile when delivered sublingually avoids the high peak plasma levels and short duration of action observed with IV administration. In Europe, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion, recommending approval of DZUVEO. A decision by the European Commission on whether to grant the marketing authorization is expected in the third quarter of 2018.
AcelRx Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA

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