BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TXMD), an innovative women’s healthcare company, today announced the acceptance of the NDA for Yuvvexy, the conditionally-approved trade name for TX-004HR, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Yuvvexy is an investigational bio-identical 17β-estradiol vaginal softgel capsule for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vaginal pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar vaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women.
The NDA acceptance by the FDA in its 74-day letter indicates that the application is sufficiently complete to permit a substantive review. The PDUFA target action date for the completion of the FDA's review is May 7, 2017.
“The acceptance of the NDA for Yuvvexy is an important milestone for TherapeuticsMD as we pursue our goal to provide women with novel healthcare solutions that address their needs throughout life,” said TherapeuticsMD CEO Robert G. Finizio. “If approved, Yuvvexy has the potential to be a highly differentiated treatment option for the 32 million postmenopausal women in the United States who suffer from symptoms of VVA. Yuvvexy is the first product candidate from our pipeline of novel hormone therapies in development to address women’s unmet health needs.”
The 505(b)(2) NDA submission for Yuvvexy is supported by the complete Yuvvexy clinical program, including positive results of the phase 3 Rejoice Trial, which evaluated the effect of three doses of Yuvvexy (4 mcg, 10 mcg and 25 mcg) compared to placebo from baseline to week 12. The results demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in dyspareunia, a co-primary endpoint, and vaginal dryness, a secondary endpoint. Statistically significant results were seen as early as two weeks of treatment. The NDA includes all three doses of Yuvvexy that were evaluated in the Rejoice Trial.
Yuvvexy is an applicator-free vaginal estradiol softgel capsule in development for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vaginal pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) due to menopause.
About Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy (VVA)
An estimated 32 million women in the United States are currently suffering from symptoms of VVA, and only 2.3 million (7 percent) are currently being treated with prescription therapy. VVA symptoms can range from mild to severe and include dyspareunia, vaginal dryness, urinary tract infections, and vaginal bleeding associated with sexual activity. Vaginal dryness and dyspareunia are considered the most bothersome symptoms of VVA. Because of the chronic nature of VVA due to menopause, its symptoms will not likely resolve without intervention.
The burden of VVA in the United States may increase due to aging of the population. Furthermore, due to increasing longevity, women may now suffer from VVA or other conditions related to decreased reproductive hormone levels for over one-third of their lives.
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 hormone therapy pharmaceutical products to enable delivery of bio-identical hormones through a variety of dosage forms and administration routes. The company’s clinical development pipeline includes two phase 3 products. The company manufactures and distributes branded and generic prescription prenatal vitamins as well as over-the-counter vitamins under the vitaMedMD® and BocaGreenMD® brands. More information is available at the following websites: www.therapeuticsmd.com, www.vitamedmd.com and www.bocagreenmd.com.
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