Imprimis is dispensing preservative-free compounded dorzolamide and dorzolamide/timolol nationwide
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMMY), an ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical company, today announced that it is now dispensing preservative-free dorzolamide and a preservative-free dorzolamide/timolol formulation after dorzolamide and the commercial products, Cosopt® and Cosopt® PF, were added to the FDA Drug Shortage List. These two sterile topical medications were prescribed approximately 4 million times during 2017, according to IMS data accessed by the company, for patients who suffer from glaucoma, a chronic and vision threatening disease. Imprimis's preservative-free compounded formulations are available in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To order, please click here.
Imprimis will not dispense these formulations with preservatives such as benzalkonium chloride (BAK) which is typically used in many topical glaucoma drugs. According to a 2013 paper in Clinical Ophthalmology, "Adverse effects attributed to BAK, including conjunctival inflammation and fibrosis, tear film instability, corneal cytotoxicity, anterior chamber inflammation, trabecular meshwork cell apoptosis, cataract development, macular edema, and even systemic effects, have been well documented. These effects can lead to ocular discomfort, poor intraocular pressure control, glaucoma surgery failure, and decreased patient compliance."
Imprimis remains committed to providing patients and their healthcare professionals with high quality affordable compounded formulations when they are clinically appropriate. By partnering with physicians to meet their patients' unmet needs, Imprimis continues to make progress in meeting its mission of bringing high quality innovative ophthalmic formulations to physicians and their patients.
About Imprimis Pharmaceuticals
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMMY) is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to producing and dispensing high quality innovative medications in all 50 states. The company's unique business model increases patient access and affordability to many critical medicines. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Imprimis owns and operates production and dispensing facilities located in California and New Jersey. For more information about Imprimis, please visit the corporate website at www.ImprimisRx.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements in this release that are not historical facts may be considered such "forward looking statements." Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially and adversely from the statements contained herein. Some of the potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those predicted include our ability to make commercially available our compounded formulations and technologies in a timely manner or at all; physician interest in prescribing our formulations; risks related to our compounding pharmacy operations; our ability to enter into other strategic alliances, including arrangements with pharmacies, physicians and healthcare organizations for the development and distribution of our formulations; our ability to obtain intellectual property protection for our assets; our ability to accurately estimate our expenses and cash burn, and raise additional funds when necessary; risks related to research and development activities; the projected size of the potential market for our technologies and formulations; unexpected new data, safety and technical issues; regulatory and market developments impacting compounding pharmacies, outsourcing facilities and the pharmaceutical industry; competition; and market conditions. These and additional risks and uncertainties are more fully described in Imprimis' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Such documents may be read free of charge on the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by law, Imprimis undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
No Imprimis compounded formulation is FDA-approved. Other than drugs compounded at a registered outsourcing facility, all Imprimis compounded formulations require a prescription for an individually identified patient consistent with federal and state laws.
Cosopt®, Cosopt® PF and all other trademarks, service marks and trade names included or referenced in this press release, are the property of their respective owners.
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