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Stock Update (NASDAQ:PTX): Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc Announces Significant Presence at PAINWeek 2016


Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Pain and CNS conditions, today announced that the Company presented a poster focused on the pharmacokinetic profile of Zohydro® ER, and sponsored a symposium to discuss treating comorbid sleep and psychiatric disorders in opioid-managed patients at PAINWeek 2016, which is taking place this week in Las Vegas, NV.

The poster presentation focused on two open-label studies that evaluated the effects of hepatic or renal impairment on the pharmacokinetic profile of Zohydro ER (hydrocodone extended-release, HC-ER), as the impairment of these functions may affect the metabolism and excretion of hydrocodone. One study enrolled subjects with mild, moderate, or severe chronic renal impairment, and the other subjects with mild or moderate hepatic impairment, and both studies also enrolled an arm of healthy control subjects. All subjects received a dose of 20 mg HC-ER. The results of the studies demonstrated that subjects with all assessed severity levels of hepatic or renal impairment...