BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TXMD), an innovative women’s healthcare company, today announced that it received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for TX-004HR, the company’s investigational applicator-free estradiol vaginal softgel capsule for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vaginal pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) due to menopause.
In the CRL, the only approvability concern raised by the FDA was the lack of long-term endometrial safety data for TX-004HR beyond the 12-weeks studied in the pivotal phase 3 Rejoice Trial. No cases of endometrial hyperplasia were observed in the Rejoice Trial at the end of week 12 for all the doses studied and included in the NDA.
The CRL did not identify any issues related to the efficacy of TX-004HR and did not identify any approvability issues related to chemistry, manufacturing, and controls.
The Company believes that the NDA was approvable as filed and intends to meet with the FDA as soon as possible to address the concerns raised by the FDA.
“While we are disappointed that the NDA for TX-004HR was not approved at this time and respectfully disagree with the FDA’s decision, we believe there are multiple paths forward to address the concerns raised by the FDA. The FDA has encouraged us to request a meeting to discuss our path forward and we intend to meet with the FDA as quickly as possible,” said TherapeuticsMD CEO Robert G. Finizio. “We are also continuing to prepare the NDA for TX-001HR, our investigational oral bio-identical combination of estradiol and progesterone, and anticipate that we will submit that NDA to the FDA as early as the third quarter of 2017.”
Conference Call Today
As previously announced, TherapeuticsMD will host a conference call today to discuss the TX-004HR regulatory update. Details for the call are:
|Date:||Monday, May 8, 2017|
|Time:||8:00 a.m. ET|
|Telephone Access (US):||866-665-9531|
|Telephone Access (International):||724-987-6977|
|Access Code for All Callers:||6935590|
Additionally, a live webcast can be accessed on the company’s website, www.therapeuticsmd.com, on the Home Page or under the “Investors & Media” section. A digital recording of the conference call will be available for replay beginning two hours after the call's completion and for at least 30 days with the dial-in 855-859-2056 or international 404-537-3406 and Conference ID: 6935590.
About TherapeuticsMD, Inc.
TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing and commercializing products exclusively for women. With its SYMBODA™ technology, TherapeuticsMD is developing advanced hormone therapy pharmaceutical products to enable delivery of bio-identical hormones through a variety of dosage forms and administration routes. The company’s late stage clinical pipeline includes two phase 3 product candidates: TX-001HR for treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) due to menopause and TX-004HR for treatment of moderate-to-severe vaginal pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) due to menopause. The company also manufactures and distributes branded and generic prescription prenatal vitamins under the vitaMedMD® and BocaGreenMD® brands.
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