Fast Relief of Migraine Pain Achieved with New OptiNose Migraine Treatment, Phase III Clinical Data Show
Headache relief begins as early as 15 minutes after administration of new OptiNose migraine treatment
Yardley, PA –November 14, 2012 – OptiNose US Inc. today announced that the phase III TARGET study successfully met its primary endpoint, finding the new 16 mg OptiNose sumatriptan product provided headache relief for 68% of patients with moderate to severe migraines after two hours (p<0.01 compared to placebo). The TARGET study tested an innovative new product using OptiNose Bi-Directional™ nasal technology to deliver low-dose sumatriptan in a new way. The trial found patients began to experience headache relief as quickly as 15 minutes after administration, with nearly 42% reporting pain relief at 30 minutes post-treatment (p<.05 vs. placebo).
"There are 30 million migraine sufferers in the US alone and many of these sufferers, despite current treatments, are dissatisfied and continue to search for new treatments that provide fast and effective migraine relief," said Roger K. Cady, MD, Director of the Headache Care Center and Associate Executive Chairman of the National Headache Foundation. "This is the first migraine treatment to deliver medicine using a special new type of nasal device and also the first to use a powder form of sumatriptan. The treatment tested in this trial uses OptiNose technology to deliver a surprisingly low dose of a proven medicine in a unique new way. We found the treatment provided pain relief quickly and with few adverse events. Rapid relief can be very important in this condition where symptoms often come on fast and can be very debilitating."
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