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Egalet Announces FDA Advisory Committees Recommend Approval of Abuse-Deterrent Arymo ER (Morphine Sulfate)

WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Egalet Corporation (Nasdaq: EGLT) ("Egalet"), a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative treatments for pain and other conditions, today announced that the joint meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 18 to 1 to recommend approval of Arymo ER (morphine sulfate). Arymo ER was developed using Egalet's proprietary Guardian™ Technology 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 committees also voted:

  • 16 to 3 that if approved, Arymo ER should be labeled as an abuse-deterrent product by the oral route of abuse;
  • 18 to 1 that if approved, Arymo ER should be labeled as an abuse-deterrent product by the nasal route of abuse; and
  • 18 to 1 that if approved, Arymo ER should be labeled as an abuse-deterrent product by the intravenous route of abuse.

"The Committees' support of Arymo ER labeling as an abuse-deterrent product by the intravenous, nasal and oral routes of abuse is an important step forward in the development of this product candidate," said Bob Radie, president and CEO of Egalet. "We believe Arymo can offer patients, when appropriate, effective pain relief and can deter potential abuse. We will continue to work closely with the FDA over the next few months to bring this product to the market."

Based on the committees' votes, Egalet anticipates, if approved, the label for Arymo ER will describe the product's abuse-deterrent properties that are expected to reduce, but not totally prevent, abuse of the drug when the tablets are manipulated. The FDA is not bound by the recommendations of its advisory committees, but will consider their guidance during the review of the NDA for Arymo ER. The FDA Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date for a decision is October 14, 2016.

About Egalet

Egalet, a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative treatments for pain and other conditions. Egalet has two approved products: OXAYDO® (oxycodone HCI, USP) tablets for oral use only –CII and SPRIX® (ketorolac tromethamine) Nasal Spray. In addition, using its proprietary Guardian™ Technology, Egalet is developing a pipeline of clinical-stage, product candidates that are specifically designed to deter abuse by physical and chemical manipulation. The lead programs, ARYMO™ ER, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral morphine formulation, and Egalet-002, an abuse-deterrent, extended-release, oral oxycodone formulation, are 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. Egalet's Guardian Technology can be applied broadly across different classes of pharmaceutical products and can be used to develop combination products that include multiple active pharmaceutical ingredients with similar or different release profiles. For additional information on Egalet, please visit egalet.com. For full prescribing information on SPRIX, including the boxed warning, please visit sprix.com. For full prescribing information on OXAYDO, please visit oxaydo.com.

Safe Harbor

Statements included in this press release (including but not limited to anticipated labeling for Arymo ER) that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the success of Egalet's clinical trials, including the timely recruitment of trial subjects and meeting the timelines therefor; Egalet's ability to obtain regulatory approval of its product candidates; Egalet's ability to maintain the intellectual property position of its products and product candidates; Egalet's ability to identify and reliance upon qualified third parties to manufacture its products; Egalet's ability to service its debt obligations; Egalet's ability to raise additional funds related to execute its business plan and growth strategy in terms acceptable to Egalet, if at all; Egalet's ability to find and hire qualified sales professionals; the receptivity in the marketplace and among physicians to Egalet's products; the success of products which compete with Egalet's that are or become available; general market conditions; and other risk factors described in Egalet's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Egalet assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking-statements contained in this press release whether as a result of new information or future events, except as may be required by law.

Source: Egalet Corporation

Posted: August 2016

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