BXRX Baudax Bio Inc.

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Drug Pipeline

Drug Stage Notes
RP1000
Neuromuscular blocking agent (NMB)
Phase 1
Phase 1
Phase 1 trial completed. Supplemental trials planned.
Intravenous (IV) meloxicam
Acute pain following bunionectomy surgery
Approved
Approved
FDA Approval announced February 20, 2020.

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  1. MALVERN, Pa., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX), a pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutics for acute care settings, today announced that the results of the Phase IIIb study evaluating ANJESO (meloxicam) injection administered preoperatively prior to colorectal surgery were published online in the journal Pain Management. ANJESO is the Company's marketed, non-opioid, once daily, intravenous (IV) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agent for use in adults for the management of moderate to severe pain that is indicated for use alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics.

    "Adequate pain relief is an important component of ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) protocols and is associated with…

    MALVERN, Pa., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX), a pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutics for acute care settings, today announced that the results of the Phase IIIb study evaluating ANJESO (meloxicam) injection administered preoperatively prior to colorectal surgery were published online in the journal Pain Management. ANJESO is the Company's marketed, non-opioid, once daily, intravenous (IV) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agent for use in adults for the management of moderate to severe pain that is indicated for use alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics.

    "Adequate pain relief is an important component of ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) protocols and is associated with various beneficial effects, including shorter length of stay (LOS), enhanced recovery, faster mobilization and better patient satisfaction," said Jennifer Silinsky, MD, Colorectal Surgeon, Tulane University School of Medicine, and lead author of the manuscript. "Opioids have historically been a mainstay of perioperative pain control, however, an important goal of ERAS protocols is to reduce opioid consumption, which in turn may lead to decreased known opioid-related risks and adverse events. In this study, both groups received a standardized ERAS protocol that included pain control and the results demonstrated that ANJESO was superior to placebo when added to the ERAS regimen. In addition, ANJESO was generally well tolerated, with over 92% of patients reporting satisfaction with their post-operative pain medication. ANJESO-treated patients also experienced statistically significant reductions in opioid consumption, time to first bowel sounds, time to first bowel movement and time to hospital discharge, all compared to placebo. These data support the efficacy and safety of ANJESO administered once daily, with administration beginning prior to start of surgery, as part of a standardized multimodal regimen in patients undergoing colorectal procedures."

    "We are honored to have these data published by such a well-regarded medical journal to be shared with the anesthesia, pain management and surgical community," said Stewart McCallum, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief Medical Officer of Baudax Bio. "We believe the successful outcome of this study represents an important advancement for colorectal surgery physicians and their patients and we are sincerely grateful to all of the patients and investigators who participated in the study. The ANJESO launch is progressing well and these positive results will continue to inform our ongoing physician education initiatives as we work to drive adoption of ANJESO."

    The full manuscript can be accessed here.

    Summary of the Phase IIIb Results

    This multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase IIIb study evaluated preoperative doses of ANJESO in 55 patients undergoing bowel resection and/or anastomosis. Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive ANJESO or placebo with the first dose administered 30 minutes prior to the start of surgery, then every 24 hours on top of a standardized ERAS protocol that included a multimodal pain management plan in addition to study treatment; all patients received gabapentin 300mg once prior to surgery, and acetaminophen 650mg starting prior to surgery and continuing every 8 hours until 24 hours after the last dose of study medication. Following surgery, opioid rescue was available upon request.   The primary objective of the study was to assess the safety of ANJESO when administered pre-operatively, with a key measure being the incidence and severity of adverse events. Numerous additional efficacy parameters were also assessed in this study, including various pain outcomes (e.g., patient global assessment [PGA], brief pain inventory [BPI], etc.), opioid consumption, return of bowel function, healthcare resource utilization and hospital length of stay.

    Safety

    For safety, the incidence of individual adverse events (AEs) was comparable between groups and was numerically lower in the ANJESO group. ANJESO was generally well tolerated. The most common treatment-emergent AEs (TEAEs) in both study groups were nausea and vomiting and the majority of these were mild or moderate in intensity. The incidence of serious AEs was also comparable between groups and numerically lower in the ANJESO group. None of the SAEs was considered related to study medication and all resolved. For AEs commonly associated with opioid use (e.g., nausea, vomiting and ileus) the incidence rate was either comparable to the placebo group or lower in the ANJESO group.

    Opioid Consumption

    Opioid consumption was lower in the ANJESO-treated group at all time intervals, and the differences versus placebo were statistically significant at some time points. Total opioid consumption was 35% lower in the ANJESO group (p=0.03). The largest difference in opioid consumption occurred on post-surgery Day 2 (hour 24-48), when ANJESO was associated with 49% lower opioid consumption (p=0.01). Overall, patients treated with ANJESO received 16.9mg fewer opioids, compared to placebo-treated patients, (49.25mg vs 66.14mg, p=0.04).

    Efficacy

    While patients in the placebo group had higher opioid use, ANJESO-treated patients had similar or better pain scores and similar patient satisfaction. BPI was significantly lower for the ANJESO group on postoperative Day 1 (p=0.03). For other BPI time intervals, there were no meaningful differences between the study groups. Most subjects in both the ANJESO (92.3%) and placebo (92.6%) groups were satisfied with their postoperative pain medication. There were no significant differences in PGA of pain control between the groups.

    Healthcare Resource Utilization

    The mean time from end of surgery to actual hospital discharge and mean total LOS were significantly shorter (28 hours) for the ANJESO group. There was no significant difference in total cost of hospital stay between the study groups, although costs in the ANJESO group, but not the placebo group, were driven by outliers. Regression analysis demonstrated that increased opioid consumption was associated with increased LOS, with every 1mg increase in opioid consumption from hour zero to discharge was associated with a 0.58-hour increase in LOS (p=0.0005). Surgery type (bowel resection vs other) was significantly associated with total costs and LOS, with the highest costs linked to bowel resection.

    Functional Outcomes

    The mean times to first bowel sound, first flatus and first bowel movement were significantly shorter in the ANJESO group (p=0.02, p=0.03 and p=0.02, respectively). Mean times to first ambulation were similar between the ANJESO and placebo groups.

    About ANJESO®

    ANJESO (meloxicam) injection is a proprietary, long-acting, preferential COX-2 inhibitor that possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic activities, which are believed to be related to the inhibition of cyclooxygenase type 2 pathway (COX-2) and subsequent reduction in prostaglandin biosynthesis. ANJESO was launched in the U.S. in June 2020 following its approval by the Food and Drug Administration in February 2020. ANJESO is indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain, alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics. Because of the delayed onset of analgesia, ANJESO alone is not recommended for use when rapid onset of analgesia is required. ANJESO is supported by two pivotal Phase III clinical efficacy trials, a large double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III safety trial and four Phase II clinical efficacy trials, as well as other safety studies. As a non-opioid, Baudax Bio believes ANJESO has the potential to overcome many of the issues associated with commonly prescribed opioid therapeutics, including respiratory depression, constipation, excessive nausea and vomiting, as well as having no addictive potential, while maintaining meaningful analgesic effects for relief of pain. ANJESO was designed using the NanoCrystal® platform, a technology that enables enhanced bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drug compounds. NanoCrystal® is a registered trademark of Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited (APIL).

    INDICATION AND USAGE

    ANJESO is indicated for use in adults for the management of moderate-to-severe pain, alone or in combination with non-NSAID analgesics.

    Limitation of Use: Because of delayed onset of analgesia, ANJESO alone is not recommended for use when rapid onset of analgesia is required.

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

    WARNING: RISK OF SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR AND GASTROINTESTINAL EVENTS

    Cardiovascular Risk

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may occur early in treatment and may increase with duration of use.

    ANJESO is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

    Gastrointestinal Risk

    NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients and patients with a prior history of peptic ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding are at greater risk for serious GI events.

    CONTRAINDICATIONS

    ANJESO is contraindicated in patients with:

    Known hypersensitivity (eg, anaphylactic reactions and serious skin reactions) to meloxicam or any components of the drug product.

    History of asthma, urticaria, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs.

    In the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

    Moderate to severe renal insufficiency patients who are at risk for renal failure due to volume depletion.

    WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

    Hepatotoxicity: Elevations of ALT or AST have been reported in patients with NSAIDs. In addition, rare, sometimes fatal, cases of severe hepatic injury including fulminant hepatitis, liver necrosis, and hepatic failure have been reported. Inform patients of warning signs and symptoms of hepatotoxicity. Discontinue ANJESO immediately if abnormal liver tests persist or worsen or if clinical signs and symptoms of liver disease develop.

    Hypertension: NSAIDs including ANJESO can lead to new onset of hypertension or worsening of preexisting hypertension, which may contribute to the increased incidence of cardiovascular (CV) events. Patients taking some antihypertensive medications may have impaired response to these therapies when taking NSAIDs. Monitor blood pressure.

    Heart Failure and Edema: NSAID use increased the risk of myocardial infarction (MI), hospitalization for heart failure, and death. Avoid use of ANJESO in patients with severe heart failure unless benefits are expected to outweigh risk of worsening heart failure. If ANJESO is used in patients with severe heart failure, monitor patients for signs of worsening heart failure.

    Post MI Patients: Avoid the use of ANJESO in patients with recent MI unless the benefits are expected to outweigh the risk of recurrent CV thrombotic events. If ANJESO is used in these patients, monitor for signs of cardiac ischemia.

    Renal Toxicity: Long-term administration of NSAIDs has resulted in renal papillary necrosis, renal insufficiency, acute renal failure, and other renal injury. ANJESO is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe renal insufficiency and is contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe renal insufficiency who are at risk for renal failure due to volume depletion. Correct volume status in dehydrated or hypovolemic patients prior to initiating ANJESO. Monitor renal function in patients with renal or hepatic impairment, heart failure, dehydration, or hypovolemia. Avoid use of ANJESO in patients with advanced renal disease unless benefits are expected to outweigh risk of worsening renal function. If ANJESO is used in patients with advanced renal disease, monitor patients for signs of worsening renal function.

    Anaphylactic Reactions: Meloxicam has been associated with anaphylactic reactions in patients with and without known hypersensitivity to meloxicam and in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma. Seek emergency help if an anaphylactic reaction occurs.

    Exacerbation of Asthma Related to Aspirin Sensitivity: ANJESO is contraindicated in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma. Monitor patients with preexisting asthma (without aspirin sensitivity).

    Serious Skin Reactions: NSAIDs, including ANJESO, can cause serious skin reactions, including exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), which can be fatal and can occur without warning. Discontinue ANJESO at first appearance of skin rash or other signs of hypersensitivity.

    Hematologic Toxicity: Anemia has occurred in NSAID-treated patients. Monitor hemoglobin or hematocrit in patients with any signs or symptoms of anemia. NSAIDs, including ANJESO, may increase the risk of bleeding events. Monitor patients for signs of bleeding.

    DRUG INTERACTIONS

    Drugs That Interfere With Hemostasis (e.g., warfarin, aspirin, SSRIs/SNRIs): Monitor patients for bleeding who are concomitantly taking ANJESO with drugs that interfere with hemostasis. Concomitant use of ANJESO and analgesic doses of aspirin is not generally recommended.

    Angiotensin Converting Enzymes (ACE) Inhibitors, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARB), or Beta-Blockers: Concomitant use with ANJESO may diminish the antihypertensive effect of these drugs. Monitor blood pressure.

    ACE Inhibitors and ARBs: Concomitant use with ANJESO in elderly, volume depleted, or those with renal impairment may result in deterioration of renal function. In such high risk patients, monitor for signs of worsening renal function.

    Diuretics: NSAIDs can reduce natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazide diuretics. Monitor patients to ensure diuretic efficacy including antihypertensive effects.

    ADVERSE REACTIONS

    The most common adverse reactions in controlled clinical trials occurring in ≥ 2% of patients treated with ANJESO and at a greater frequency than placebo include: constipation, gamma-glutamyl transferase increased, and anemia.

    USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

    Pregnancy: Use of NSAIDs during the third trimester of pregnancy increases the risk of premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus. Avoid use of NSAIDs in pregnant women starting at 30 weeks gestation.

    Infertility: NSAIDs are associated with reversible infertility. Consider withdrawal of ANJESO in women who have trouble conceiving.

    Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning at www.anjeso.com.

    About Baudax Bio

    Baudax Bio is a pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutics for acute care settings. The launch of Baudax Bio's first commercial product ANJESO® began in June 2020 following its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February 2020. ANJESO is a once daily IV NSAID with preferential Cox-2 activity, which has successfully completed three Phase III clinical trials, including two pivotal efficacy trials, a large double-blind Phase III safety trial and other studies for the management of moderate to severe pain. In addition to ANJESO, Baudax Bio has a pipeline of other pharmaceutical assets including two novel neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) and a proprietary chemical reversal agent specific to these NMBAs which is currently in preclinical studies, and intranasal dexmedetomidine which is being developed for possible uses in pain or sedation. For more information please visit www.baudaxbio.com.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements reflect Baudax Bio's expectations about its future performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "upcoming," "plan," "target," "goal," "intend," and "expect," and similar expressions, as they relate to Baudax Bio or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Baudax Bio as of the date of publication on this internet site and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause Baudax Bio's performance to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, among other things, the completion of the registered direct offering and the intended use of proceeds from the registered direct offering, the ongoing economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any adverse impact on the commercial launch of ANJESO® or disruption in supply chain, Baudax Bio's ability to maintain regulatory approval for ANJESO, Baudax Bio's ability to successfully commercialize ANJESO; the acceptance of ANJESO by the medical community, including physicians, patients, health care providers and hospital formularies; Baudax Bio's ability and that of Baudax Bio's third party manufacturers to successfully scale-up our commercial manufacturing process for ANJESO, Baudax Bio's ability to produce commercial supply in quantities and quality sufficient to satisfy market demand for ANJESO, Baudax Bio's ability to raise future financing for continued product development, payment of milestones and ANJESO commercialization, Baudax Bio's ability to pay its debt and satisfy conditions necessary to access future tranches of debt, Baudax Bio's ability to comply with the financial and other covenants under its credit facility, Baudax Bio's ability to manage costs and execute on our operational and budget plans, the accuracy of Baudax Bio's estimates of the potential market for ANJESO, Baudax Bio's ability to achieve its financial goals; and Baudax Bio's ability to obtain, maintain and successfully enforce adequate patent and other intellectual property protection. These forward-looking statements should be considered together with the risks and uncertainties that may affect Baudax Bio's business and future results included in Baudax Bio's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Baudax Bio, and Baudax Bio assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law.

    CONTACT:  

    Investor Relations Contact:

    Argot Partners

    Sam Martin / Claudia Styslinger

    (212) 600-1902

    Media Contact:

    Argot Partners

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  2. MALVERN, Pa., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX) (the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings, today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS), the leading global independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that Baudax Bio shareholders vote "FOR" Proposal 3, which seeks to amend the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100 million shares to 190 million shares. The Annual Meeting is expected to resume with respect to Proposal 3 on June 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue to be held virtually at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/BXRX2021

    MALVERN, Pa., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX) (the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings, today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS), the leading global independent proxy advisory firm, has recommended that Baudax Bio shareholders vote "FOR" Proposal 3, which seeks to amend the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100 million shares to 190 million shares. The Annual Meeting is expected to resume with respect to Proposal 3 on June 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue to be held virtually at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/BXRX2021.

    ISS is the most prominent independent proxy voting and corporate governance advisory firm, and its recommendations are relied upon by institutional investment firms, mutual funds and other fiduciaries globally. ISS' experienced research team provides comprehensive proxy analyses and complete vote recommendations for approximately 40,000 meetings annually in around 117 markets worldwide.

    "The supportive recommendation by ISS adds to the prior positive recommendation by Glass Lewis & Co. to vote in favor of the proposed increase to authorized shares," commented Gerri Henwood, President and CEO of Baudax Bio. "We believe both of these independent advisory firms recognize that maintaining Baudax's flexibility with respect to utilizing an increased number of authorized shares to raise capital is of significant value to the Company and its shareholders."  

    ISS and Glass Lewis are independent proxy advisory firms and do not have any business relationship with Baudax Bio. Baudax Bio did not engage or compensate either firm for their analysis or recommendations.

    Baudax shareholders are urged to vote as both ISS and Glass Lewis recommend by voting "FOR" the proposed increase in authorized shares. Shareholders with questions may call Okapi Partners LLC at (855) 208-8902 or by email at .

    How to Vote

    If you are a shareholder of record at the close of business on March 1, 2021, you can vote your shares in one of two ways: either by proxy or in person at the special meeting. If you chose to submit a proxy, you may do so by telephone, via the internet or by mail. Please follow the instructions on the proxy card you have received. If you hold shares of Baudax Bio common stock in multiple accounts, you should vote your shares as described in each set of proxy materials you receive. Baudax Bio highly recommends shareholders vote electronically or by phone without delay. Please have your proxy card with you while voting. If you chose to vote via the Internet or phone, you do not have to return the proxy card.

    Shareholders who have already submitted a proxy do not need to vote again for the reconvened Annual Meeting, as the proxies submitted will remain valid. Shareholders who have already submitted proxies and want to change their vote with respect to Proposal 3 can update their vote in the manner set forth in the Proxy Statement. Your vote will be recorded at the Annual Meeting in accordance with your most recently submitted proxy.

    For shareholders who still need assistance voting their shares, or have questions regarding the special meeting, please contact Baudax's proxy solicitation firm, Okapi Partners LLC, either by telephone: (855) 208-8902 or by email: .

    About Baudax Bio

    Baudax Bio is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings. The launch of Baudax Bio's first commercial product ANJESO® began in mid-2020. ANJESO is the first and only 24-hour, intravenous (IV) COX-2 preferential non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) for the management of moderate to severe pain, which can be administered alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics. It has successfully completed three Phase III clinical trials, including two pivotal efficacy trials, a large double-blind Phase III safety trial and a Phase IIIb program evaluating ANJESO and its health economic impact in specific surgical settings. In addition to ANJESO, Baudax Bio has a pipeline of other innovative pharmaceutical assets including two novel neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) and a proprietary chemical reversal agent specific to these NMBAs which is currently in preclinical studies. For more information, please visit www.baudaxbio.com.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements reflect Baudax Bio's expectations about its future performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "upcoming," "plan," "target," "goal," "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Baudax Bio or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Baudax Bio as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause Baudax Bio's performance to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Baudax Bio assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should be considered together with the risks and uncertainties that may affect our business and future results included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law. These forward looking statements should be considered together with the risks and uncertainties that may affect Baudax Bio's business and future results included in Baudax Bio's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

    CONTACT:

    Investor Relations Contact:

    Argot Partners

    Sam Martin / Claudia Styslinger

    (212) 600-1902

     

    Media Contact:

    Argot Partners

    David Rosen

    (212) 600-1902

     



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  3. MALVERN, Pa., May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX) (the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings, today announced that Glass Lewis & Co. has recommended that Baudax Bio shareholders vote "FOR" Proposal 3, which seeks to amend the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100 million shares to 190 million shares. The Annual Meeting is expected to resume with respect to Proposal 3 on June 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue to be held virtually at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/BXRX2021.

    Glass Lewis is widely recognized as one of the leading independent…

    MALVERN, Pa., May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX) (the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings, today announced that Glass Lewis & Co. has recommended that Baudax Bio shareholders vote "FOR" Proposal 3, which seeks to amend the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100 million shares to 190 million shares. The Annual Meeting is expected to resume with respect to Proposal 3 on June 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue to be held virtually at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/BXRX2021.

    Glass Lewis is widely recognized as one of the leading independent proxy voting and corporate governance advisory firms, and its recommendations are relied upon by thousands of major institutional investment firms, mutual funds and other fiduciaries throughout the United States.

    In response to the favorable recommendation, Gerri Henwood, President and CEO of Baudax Bio said, "We are pleased that Glass Lewis, a highly regarded, independent, leading proxy advisory firm understands the importance of increasing the number of authorized shares to a level that allows us to achieve our corporate objectives and attract a broader and more diverse shareholder base."

    Baudax shareholders are urged to vote as Glass Lewis recommend by voting "FOR" the proposed increase in authorized shares. Shareholders with questions may call Okapi Partners LLC at (855) 208-8902 or by email at .

    How to Vote

    If you are a shareholder of record at the close of business on March 1, 2021, you can vote your shares in one of two ways: either by proxy or in person at the special meeting. If you chose to submit a proxy, you may do so by telephone, via the internet or by mail. Please follow the instructions on the proxy card you have received. If you hold shares of Baudax Bio common stock in multiple accounts, you should vote your shares as described in each set of proxy materials you receive. Baudax Bio highly recommends shareholders vote electronically or by phone without delay. Please have your proxy card with you while voting. If you chose to vote via the Internet or phone, you do not have to return the proxy card.

    Shareholders who have already submitted a proxy do not need to vote again for the reconvened Annual Meeting, as the proxies submitted will remain valid. Shareholders who have already submitted proxies and want to change their vote with respect to Proposal 3 can update their vote in the manner set forth in the Proxy Statement. Your vote will be recorded at the Annual Meeting in accordance with your most recently submitted proxy.

    For shareholders who still need assistance voting their shares, or have questions regarding the special meeting, please contact Baudax Bio's proxy solicitation firm, Okapi Partners LLC, either by telephone: (855) 208-8902 or by email: .

    About Baudax Bio

    Baudax Bio is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings. The launch of Baudax Bio's first commercial product ANJESO® began in mid-2020. ANJESO is the first and only 24-hour, intravenous (IV) COX-2 preferential non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) for the management of moderate to severe pain, which can be administered alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics. It has successfully completed three Phase III clinical trials, including two pivotal efficacy trials, a large double-blind Phase III safety trial and a Phase IIIb program evaluating ANJESO and its health economic impact in specific surgical settings. In addition to ANJESO, Baudax Bio has a pipeline of other innovative pharmaceutical assets including two novel neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) and a proprietary chemical reversal agent specific to these NMBAs which is currently in preclinical studies. For more information, please visit www.baudaxbio.com.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements reflect Baudax Bio's expectations about its future performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "upcoming," "plan," "target," "goal", "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Baudax Bio or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Baudax Bio as of the date of publication on this internet site and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause Baudax Bio's performance to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Baudax Bio assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should be considered together with the risks and uncertainties that may affect our business and future results included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law. These forward looking statements should be considered together with the risks and uncertainties that may affect Baudax Bio's business and future results included in Baudax Bio's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

    CONTACT:

    Investor Relations Contact:

    Argot Partners

    Sam Martin / Claudia Styslinger

    (212) 600-1902

    Media Contact:

    Argot Partners

    David Rosen

    (212) 600-1902

     



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  4. MALVERN, Pa., May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX) (the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings, today announced that it has adjourned its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") solely with respect to Proposal 3 set forth in its Definitive Proxy Statement ("Proxy Statement") filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2021. Proposal 3 is a proposal to amend the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100 million shares to 190 million shares. The Company has adjourned the Annual Meeting with respect to Proposal 3…

    MALVERN, Pa., May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX) (the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings, today announced that it has adjourned its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting") solely with respect to Proposal 3 set forth in its Definitive Proxy Statement ("Proxy Statement") filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2021. Proposal 3 is a proposal to amend the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100 million shares to 190 million shares. The Company has adjourned the Annual Meeting with respect to Proposal 3 to provide its shareholders additional time to vote on Proposal 3. The Annual Meeting will resume with respect to Proposal 3 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on June 3, 2021 and will continue to be held virtually at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/BXRX2021.

    The record date for determining shareholders eligible to vote at the annual meeting will remain the close of business on March 1, 2021. Shareholders who have already submitted a proxy do not need to vote again for the reconvened Annual Meeting, as the proxies submitted will remain valid. Shareholders who have already submitted proxies and want to change their vote with respect to Proposal 3 can update their vote in the manner set forth in the Proxy Statement. Your vote will be recorded at the Annual Meeting in accordance with your most recently submitted proxy.

    Shareholders as of close of business on the March 1, 2021 record date who have not voted are encouraged to vote online at www.proxyvote.com or by telephone at 1-800-690-6903. Shareholders needing assistance voting or have questions may contact the Company's proxy solicitation firm, Okapi Partners, at or (855) 208-8902.

    About Baudax Bio

    Baudax Bio is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings. The launch of Baudax Bio's first commercial product ANJESO® began in mid-2020. ANJESO is the first and only 24-hour, intravenous (IV) COX-2 preferential non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) for the management of moderate to severe pain, which can be administered alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics. It has successfully completed three Phase III clinical trials, including two pivotal efficacy trials, a large double-blind Phase III safety trial and a Phase IIIb program evaluating ANJESO and its health economic impact in specific surgical settings. In addition to ANJESO, Baudax Bio has a pipeline of other innovative pharmaceutical assets including two novel neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) and a proprietary chemical reversal agent specific to these NMBAs which is currently in preclinical studies. For more information, please visit www.baudaxbio.com.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements reflect Baudax Bio's expectations about its future performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "upcoming," "plan," "target," "goal", "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions, as they relate to Baudax Bio or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Baudax Bio as of the date of publication on this internet site and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause Baudax Bio's performance to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Baudax Bio assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements should be considered together with the risks and uncertainties that may affect our business and future results included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law. These forward looking statements should be considered together with the risks and uncertainties that may affect Baudax Bio's business and future results included in Baudax Bio's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

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    Argot Partners

    Sam Martin / Claudia Styslinger

    (212) 600-1902

     

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    Argot Partners

    David Rosen

    (212) 600-1902

     



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  5. ANJESO® Demonstrates Continued Progress with Launch; Growth in End-User Unit Sales Increased 40% in Q1 compared to Q4'20

    Average Sales per Account Increased 30% in Q1 compared to Q4'20

    Richard S. Casten Strengthens Management Team in Chief Financial Officer Role

    Management to Host Investor Conference Call and Webcast Today at 8:00 a.m. ET

    MALVERN, Pa., May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX) (the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

    "The first quarter has been busy and fruitful at Baudax. ANJESO sustained marked progress in the areas of new account wins…

    ANJESO® Demonstrates Continued Progress with Launch; Growth in End-User Unit Sales Increased 40% in Q1 compared to Q4'20

    Average Sales per Account Increased 30% in Q1 compared to Q4'20

    Richard S. Casten Strengthens Management Team in Chief Financial Officer Role

    Management to Host Investor Conference Call and Webcast Today at 8:00 a.m. ET

    MALVERN, Pa., May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baudax Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BXRX) (the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

    "The first quarter has been busy and fruitful at Baudax. ANJESO sustained marked progress in the areas of new account wins, increasing units sold, reorder rates, and deepening usage across the hospital and ambulatory surgery center space. Although we are seeing some relief from COVID in the marketplace, it continues to impact elective surgical procedures and hospital administration's focus as well as access into accounts, which the team will need to continue to monitor to maintain the growth of ANJESO," said Gerri Henwood, President and CEO of Baudax Bio. "We continue to receive positive feedback from physicians using ANJESO for the management of moderate to severe pain in the acute care setting."

    First Quarter 2021 and Recent Business Highlights

    • Continued Progress on U.S. Launch of ANJESO. Baudax Bio built infrastructure, executed group purchasing organization agreements with the top three medical distributors and began developing awareness and knowledge of ANJESO in 2020. In the first quarter of 2021 we have seen more meaningful progress in deepening usage of ANJESO in early users as reflected in sales to existing hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, which doubled in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. Total unit sales grew 40% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020 and the reorder rate was nearly 70% for the same comparable period.



      During the first quarter, formulary wins grew by 22 institutions, for a total of 90 institutions as of March 31, 2021, an increase of over 30% from the fourth quarter.
    • Publication of ANJESO Phase IIIb Data in Pain Medicine. In April 2021, the company announced the online publication of ANJESO Phase IIIb data in the peer-reviewed medical journal Pain Medicine. The data highlights the safety and pain management efficacy of preoperative ANJESO injection in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study also reported that ANJESO decreased the need for opioids following surgery. The findings published were especially compelling because they suggest select measures of health care resource utilization (HRU) were lower in the ANJESO treated patients.
    • Announced Partial Adjournment of Annual Meeting of Shareholders. In April 2021, Baudax Bio partially adjourned its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders solely with respect to Proposal 3 set forth in its Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 11, 2021. Proposal 3 is a proposal to amend the Company's Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized, not issued, shares of common stock from 100 million shares to 190 million shares. This adjournment provides its shareholders additional time to vote on Proposal 3. The Annual Meeting will resume with respect to Proposal 3 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on May 6, 2021.
    • Richard S. Casten Strengthens Management Team in Chief Financial Officer Role. In March 2021, Baudax Bio announced the appointment of Richard S. Casten, CPA, MBA as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Casten will be responsible for leading and directing the financial activities of the Company. Mr. Casten brings to Baudax Bio 25 years of diversified financial experience across pharmaceutical, Fortune 500 consumer products and public accounting.
    • In February, Announced $17.6 Million Offering Priced At-the-Market under Nasdaq Rules. Baudax Bio announced that it entered into a definitive agreement with institutional and accredited investors for the purchase and sale of an aggregate of 11,000,000 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.60 per share in a registered direct offering, priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules. The gross proceeds from the offering were approximately $17.6 million, prior to deducting fees and expenses.
    • In January, Announced Exercise of Warrants for Gross Proceeds of $13.4 Million. Baudax Bio announced the agreement by an accredited healthcare-focused institutional investor to cash exercise certain warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 10,300,430 shares of common stock having an exercise price of $1.18 issued by the company in December 2020. In connection therewith, Baudax Bio sold the exercising holder new warrants, which are cash exercisable for an aggregate of 10,300,430 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $1.60 per share, for an aggregate purchase price $1,287,554, or $0.125 per warrant. The gross proceeds to Baudax Bio from the exercise of the warrants and the sale of the additional warrants was $13.4 million, prior to deducting fees and expenses.

    First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

    As of March 31, 2021, Baudax Bio had cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $38.2 million.

    Net product revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $0.2 million, related to sales of ANJESO in the U.S. There was no product revenue recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2020.

    Cost of sales for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $0.8 million and consisted of product costs, royalty expense and certain fixed costs associated with the manufacturing of ANJESO including supply chain and quality costs. Certain product costs of ANJESO units recognized as revenue during the three months ended March 31, 2021 were incurred prior to the FDA approval of ANJESO in February 2020, and therefore are not included in cost of sales during the period. Baudax Bio expects that over time, its cost of sales will increase as sales increase and as inventory values change to include all direct and indirect costs and expenses post FDA approval. No cost of sales was recorded for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

    Research and development expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021 were $1.1 million, compared to $3.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The decrease of $2.0 million was primarily due to a decrease of $1.7 million as a result of re-allocating costs related to supply chain, regulatory, quality, and medical affairs associated with support of the commercial launch of ANJESO from research and development expense to cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expense and a decrease in personnel costs of $0.3 million.

    Selling, general and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021 were $12.1 million, compared to $8.0 million for the same prior year period. The increase of $4.1 million was primarily due to the commercial launch of ANJESO, specifically, an increase in personnel related costs of $1.6 million, an increase of $1.3 million attributable to medical affairs and regulatory support reallocated from research and development expense post FDA approval, an increase of $0.3 million in public company costs and an increase of $0.3 million in marketing costs. In addition, the first quarter of 2020 included $0.5 million in reimbursed general and administrative expenses related to the Transition Services Agreement with Recro Pharma, which ended on December 31, 2020.

    Baudax Bio reported a net loss, including non-cash charges of $5.1 million, of $16.9 million, or $(0.27) per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2021. The non-cash charge of $5.1 million was associated with stock-based compensation, non-cash interest expense, depreciation, amortization, changes in warrant valuations, and changes in fair value of contingent consideration. This compares to a net loss, including non-cash charges of $32.0 million, of $40.3 million, or $(4.03) per share, for the comparable period in 2020. The non-cash charge of $32.0 million in 2020 was associated with changes in fair value of contingent consideration, stock-based compensation, change in warrant valuation, depreciation and amortization.

    About Baudax Bio

    Baudax Bio is a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative products for acute care settings. The launch of Baudax Bio's first commercial product ANJESO® began in mid-2020. ANJESO is the first and only 24-hour, intravenous (IV) COX-2 preferential non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) for the management of moderate to severe pain, which can be administered alone or in combination with other non-NSAID analgesics. It has successfully completed three Phase III clinical trials, including two pivotal efficacy trials, a large double-blind Phase III safety trial and a Phase IIIb program evaluating ANJESO and its health economic impact in specific surgical settings. In addition to ANJESO, Baudax Bio has a pipeline of other innovative pharmaceutical assets including two novel neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) and a proprietary chemical reversal agent specific to these NMBAs which is currently in preclinical studies. For more information, please visit www.baudaxbio.com.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements reflect Baudax Bio's expectations about its future performance and opportunities that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. When used herein, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "upcoming," "plan," "target," "goal," "intend," and "expect," and similar expressions, as they relate to Baudax Bio or its management, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Baudax Bio as of the date of publication on this internet site and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause Baudax Bio's performance to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, among other things, the ongoing economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any adverse impact on the commercial launch of ANJESO® or disruption in supply chain, Baudax Bio's ability to maintain regulatory approval for ANJESO, Baudax Bio's ability to successfully commercialize ANJESO; the acceptance of ANJESO by the medical community, including physicians, patients, health care providers and hospital formularies; Baudax Bio's ability and that of Baudax Bio's third party manufacturers to successfully scale-up our commercial manufacturing process for ANJESO, Baudax Bio's ability to produce commercial supply in quantities and quality sufficient to satisfy market demand for ANJESO, Baudax Bio's ability to raise future financing for continued product development, payment of milestones and ANJESO commercialization, Baudax Bio's ability to pay its debt and satisfy conditions necessary to access future tranches of debt, Baudax Bio's ability to comply with the financial and other covenants under its credit facility, Baudax Bio's ability to manage costs and execute on our operational and budget plans, the accuracy of Baudax Bio's estimates of the potential market for ANJESO, Baudax Bio's ability to achieve its financial goals; and Baudax Bio's ability to obtain, maintain and successfully enforce adequate patent and other intellectual property protection. These forward-looking statements should be considered together with the risks and uncertainties that may affect Baudax Bio's business and future results included in Baudax Bio's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Baudax Bio, and Baudax Bio assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law.

    CONTACTS:

    Investor Relations Contact:

    Argot Partners

    Sam Martin / Claudia Styslinger

    (212) 600-1902



    Media Contact:

    Argot Partners

    David Rosen

    (212) 600-1902



    BAUDAX BIO, INC.

    Consolidated Balance Sheets

    (Unaudited)

    (amounts in thousands, except share and per share data) March 31, 2021  December 31, 2020 
    Assets        
    Current assets:        
    Cash and cash equivalents $30,690  $30,342 
    Short-term investments  7,495    
    Accounts receivable, net  163   51 
    Inventory, net  2,773   2,978 
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets  2,569   3,346 
    Total current assets  43,690   36,717 
    Property, plant and equipment, net  5,039   5,052 
    Intangible assets, net  23,610   24,254 
    Goodwill  2,127   2,127 
    Other long-term assets  520   583 
    Total assets $74,986  $68,733 
    Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity        
    Current liabilities:        
    Accounts payable $1,140  $3,653 
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities  4,680   5,326 
    Current portion of long-term debt, net  1,196   683 
    Current portion of contingent consideration  7,107   8,467 
    Total current liabilities  14,123   18,129 
    Long-term debt, net  8,185   8,469 
    Warrant liability  83   65 
    Long-term portion of contingent consideration  53,348   56,576 
    Other long-term liabilities  241   293 
    Total liabilities  75,980   83,532 
    Commitments and contingencies        
    Shareholders' equity:        
    Preferred stock, $0.01 par value. Authorized, 10,000,000 shares; none issued and

    outstanding
          
    Common stock, $0.01 par value. Authorized, 100,000,000 shares; issued and

    outstanding, 70,142,608 shares at March 31, 2021 and 48,688,480 shares at

    December 31, 2020
      701   487 
    Additional paid-in capital  127,537   97,034 
    Accumulated deficit  (129,232)  (112,320)
    Total shareholders' equity (deficit)  (994)  (14,799)
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $74,986  $68,733 



    BAUDAX BIO, INC.

    Consolidated and Combined Statements of Operations

    (Unaudited)

      For the Three Months Ended March 31, 
    (amounts in thousands, except share and per share data) 2021  2020 
    Revenue, net $198  $ 
             
    Operating expenses:        
    Cost of sales  821    
    Research and development  1,108   3,070 
    Selling, general and administrative  12,088   8,046 
    Amortization of intangible assets  644   215 
    Change in warrant valuation  18   1,378 
    Change in contingent consideration valuation  1,841   27,626 
    Total operating expenses  16,520   40,335 
    Operating loss  (16,322)  (40,335)
    Other expense:        
    Interest and other expense  (590)  37 
    Net loss $(16,912) $(40,298)
             
    Per share information:        
    Net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted $(0.27) $(4.03)
    Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted  62,584,129   10,001,228 
             


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