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January 3, 2013
07:41 EDTZGNXZogenix reports positive results from Relday Phase 1 clinical trial
Zogenix announced positive single-dose pharmacokinetic, or PK, results from the Phase 1 clinical trial of Relday, an investigational candidate of a proprietary, once-monthly subcutaneous formulation of risperidone for the treatment of schizophrenia. Adverse events in the Phase 1 trial in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia were generally mild to moderate and consistent with other risperidone products. Based on the favorable safety and PK profile demonstrated with the 25 mg and 50 mg once-monthly doses tested in the Phase 1 trial, Zogenix has extended the current study to include a 100 mg dose of the same formulation. The addition of this dose arm to the study will enable evaluation of dose proportionality across the full dose range that would be anticipated to be used in clinical practice. Positive results from this study extension would better position Zogenix to begin a multi-dose clinical trial, which would provide the required steady-state PK and safety data prior to initiating Phase 3 development studies. Zogenix expects to complete the extension of the Phase 1 clinical trial during Q2.
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November 20, 2014
14:26 EDTZGNXZogenix slips after FDA approves new extended-release opioid analgesic
Shares of Zogenix, the maker of Zohydro ER, are lower in afternoon trading after the FDA approved Hysingla ER, another extended-release opioid analgesic. WHAT'S NEW: Earlier, the Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved Hysingla ER, which is an extended-release opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Hysingla ER has approved labeling describing the productís abuse-deterrent properties consistent with the FDAís 2013 draft guidance for industry. Hysingla ER is manufactured by Purdue Pharma. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Janet Woodcock, the director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, stated in a post to the "FDA Voice" blog, that the approval of Hysingla ER marks additional progress in the fight against the ongoing misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. In her blog post, Woodcock stated: "While Hysingla ER has the same active ingredient, hydrocodone, as Zohydro ER, the only other approved extended-release hydrocodone product, there are important differences between the two." Hysingla ER has approved abuse-deterrent labeling, while Zohydro ER does not, Woodcock noted. The CDER director also stated that the FDA has not yet determined whether Hysingla ER will prove to be safer than Zohydro ER. PRICE ACTION: In afternoon trading, shares of Zogenix slipped 1.7% to $1.18.

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