May. 30, 2019


Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATXI) (“Avenue”), a company focused on the development and commercialization of intravenous (IV) tramadol, today announced that it will host a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) call on intravenous (IV) tramadol for the management of postoperative pain on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 11 a.m. EDT.

The call will feature a moderated discussion with key opinion leaders Neil Singla, M.D., Lotus Clinical Research, and Harold Minkowitz, M.D., HD Research Corporation, who will discuss the unmet medical need and potential role of IV tramadol in the management of postoperative pain. Drs. Singla and Minkowitz will be available to answer questions following the conclusion of the discussion.

Avenue Therapeutics’ management team will also be available to answer questions on the company’s ongoing development and commercialization of IV tramadol. Avenue recently announced positive topline results from its Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol in patients undergoing bunionectomy surgery. A second pivotal Phase 3 trial in patients following abdominoplasty surgery is expected to initiate in the third quarter of 2018.

Dr. Neil Singla is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Lotus Clinical Research, a contract research organization, research site and regulatory consulting firm in Pasadena, Calif., specializing in pain management research. In the company’s 17-year history, Dr. Singla and Lotus have played a significant role in bringing numerous analgesic molecules to market. Dr. Singla has published extensively and is a frequent lecturer for physicians, pharmaceutical companies and research institutes worldwide. He currently chairs the Analgesic Clinical Trials Special Interest Group at both the American Pain Society (APS) and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). He also chairs the annual APS Conference on Analgesic Clinical Trials (APS-CAT), which aims to help experts advance best practices in analgesic drug development. Dr. Singla’s academic research focuses on minimizing the inherent variability in subjective endpoint analgesic clinical trials. As a result, Dr. Singla and Lotus have developed novel techniques for patient education designed to minimize variability, reduce placebo response and increase effect size.

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