Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGNX) today announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) FDA requesting approval for the use of RELISTOR (methylnaltrexone bromide) subcutaneous injection for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN) announced today that enrollment of patients has commenced in its Phase 2b clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of bremelanotide (previously called PT-141), an on-demand, first-in-class melanocortin agonist being developed for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD). The study is expected to enroll 400 premenopausal women across 40 sites within the U.S. and Canada, with a target of randomizing 100 patients to each of three treatment arms and a placebo arm. Patients will undergo 16 weeks of treatment. Results from this study are anticipated in the second half of calendar year 2012.