Syntrix today announced that the World Health Organization’s International Nonproprietary Name (INN) group have accepted the proposed generic name “Desmetramadol” for its pain drug racemic O-desmethyltramadol (working name of Omnitram).
John Zebala, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Syntrix, said that “Desmetramadol is poised to enter Phase 3 and assignment of a unique generic name is an important step forward to ultimate marketing authorization.”
The United States Adopted Names (USAN) Council, part of the American Medical Association (AMA), is responsible for selecting simple, informative and unique nonproprietary (generic) drug names. The World Health Organization’s International Nonproprietary Names (INN) facilitates the identification of pharmaceutical substances or active pharmaceutical ingredients. Each INN is a unique name that is globally recognized and is public property.
ABOUT DESMETRAMADOL (Working name Omnitram): While there are 25 million patients sufferng from daily pain in America, there was an estimated 20,500 prescription opioid deaths due to overdose with the dangerous Schedule II opioids. Treating pain safely remains a difficult clinical problem and unmet need. Desmetramadol is a new investigational pain medication being developed as the first safer Schedule IV opioid without metabolic liabilities and related “black box” safety warnings of other opioids like codeine and tramadol. Many of the 170 million Schedule II prescriptions in the U.S. could potentially be replaced with an effective, but safer Schedule IV analgesic like desmetramadol.
ABOUT SYNTRIX: Syntrix is a pharmaceutical company committed to discovering and delivering innovative therapies by doing things differently. We innovate in discovery and clinical trials, engineer risk prospectively, integrate IP strategy creatively, and leverage non-dilutive capital to solve the most difficult clinical problems. Convergent Science & Strategy. Breakthrough Medicines.
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