Focus is now on NRX-101 for Bipolar Depression with Suicidality
RADNOR, Pa., July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NRXP), (“NRx Pharmaceuticals”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declined to issue an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for ZYESAMI® (aviptadil) for a sub-group of patients that in addition to ZYESAMI®, also received Remdesivir and continued to progress. NRx Pharmaceuticals had submitted this last EUA application using data from a post-hoc subgroup analysis.
“As previously communicated, since the futility news of the ACTIV-3b / TESICO Study with ZYESAMI®, our team has already been highly focused on the development of NRX-101 for bipolar depression in patients with Acute and Sub-Acute Suicidality. Though disappointing, this decision by the FDA is not unexpected, given that they had already recently declined Breakthrough Therapy Designation for ZYESAMI®. We will evaluate the options for ZYESAMI® in COVID-19 respiratory failure and other lung disorders once we receive the full data set from the National Institutes of Health (NIH),” said Robert Besthof, interim CEO, NRx Pharmaceuticals.