Avenue Therapeutics to Present Phase 3 Bunionectomy Study of IV Tramadol at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) (“Avenue”), a company focused on the development of intravenous (“IV”) tramadol for the U.S. market, today announced an eAbstract presentation at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Orlando, FL from October 19-23, 2019.

The eAbstract (A2170) entitled “Tramadol Hydrochloride Injection: Effective Relief of Postsurgical Pain in Patients Undergoing Bunionectomy Surgery”, is scheduled to be presented on Sunday, October 20th at 10:45 a.m. EDT. The eAbstract will highlight the Phase 3 data for IV tramadol in the management of post-surgical pain in patients undergoing bunionectomy, an orthopedic model. 

“Patients are often treated with Schedule II narcotics due to a lack of other options,” said David Leiman, M.D., Director, HD Research Corp. and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas at Houston, an investigator in IV tramadol's Phase 3 program. “These data suggest that IV tramadol, if approved, may become an important new therapy for managing postoperative pain and offer a potential alternative that could reduce the use of Schedule II narcotics.”

This Phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of IV tramadol in 409 patients following bunionectomy surgery. Patients were randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio to a postoperative regimen of 50 mg of IV tramadol, 25 mg of IV tramadol or placebo administered over 15 minutes at hours 0, 2, 4 and once every 4 hours thereafter, for up to 13 doses. The primary endpoint of the bunionectomy study assessed the analgesic efficacy of IV tramadol compared to placebo as measured by SPID48. The key secondary endpoints included SPID24, total consumption of rescue medicine and Patient Global Assessment, which captures the patient’s perception of the treatment. As previously announced, IV tramadol 50 mg met the primary as well as all of the key secondary endpoints.

About Avenue Therapeutics
Avenue is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of intravenous (IV) tramadol for the management of moderate to moderately severe postoperative pain. IV tramadol may fill a gap in the acute pain market between IV acetaminophen/NSAIDs and IV conventional narcotics. Avenue has completed its Phase 3 program of IV tramadol for the management of postoperative pain and plans to submit a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by year-end. Avenue is headquartered in New York City and was founded by Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIO). For more information, visit www.avenuetx.com.  

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Jaclyn Jaffe and William Begien
Avenue Therapeutics, Inc.
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