Collegium Announces FDA Advisory Committee Meeting for Xtampza(TM) ER, an Abuse-Deterrent Analgesic for Chronic Pain
Xtampza ER, Collegium's lead product candidate, is an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral formulation of oxycodone. Xtampza ER is being developed for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. The Company's NDA submission for Xtampza ER was accepted for review by the
About Xtampza ER
Collegium's lead product candidate, Xtampza ER, is an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral formulation of oxycodone, in development for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Collegium developed Xtampza using its proprietary DETERx technology platform to address common methods of abuse, including chewing, crushing and/or dissolving, and then taking it orally or snorting or injecting.
In addition, Collegium's preclinical studies and clinical trials have shown that the contents of the Xtampza capsule can be removed from the capsule and sprinkled on food, directly into the mouth or administered through feeding tubes, without compromising their drug release profile, safety or abuse-deterrent characteristics. By contrast, OxyContin® OP, which is formulated in hard tablets, has a black box warning label stating that crushing, dissolving or chewing can cause rapid release and absorption of a potentially fatal dose of the active ingredient. Approximately 11 million patients in
Collegium is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing a portfolio of products that incorporate its patent-protected DETERx® technology platform for the treatment of chronic pain and other diseases. The DETERx oral drug delivery technology is designed to provide extended-release delivery, unique abuse-deterrent properties, and flexible dose administration options. The new drug application, or NDA, submission for Xtampza ER, the Company's lead product candidate, was accepted for review by the
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