Nuvo Research® announces that FDA has accepted Pennsaid® 2% new drug application for review

     Nuvo Research® announces that FDA has accepted Pennsaid® 2% new drug
                            application for review

PR Newswire

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 22, 2013

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Nuvo Research Inc. (Nuvo)
(TSX:NRI), a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to building a
portfolio of products for the topical treatment of pain and the development of
its immune modulating drug candidate WF10 today announced that its U.S.
licensee for PENNSAID^® (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 1.5% w/w and
PENNSAID 2% (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w, Mallinckrodt
(NYSE:MNK) has advised that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
accepted for filing and review the New Drug Application (NDA) for PENNSAID 2%
submitted by Mallinckrodt on August 7, 2013. The FDA has indicated to
Mallinckrodt that it expects to respond to the NDA by February 7, 2014.

On March 4, 2013, Mallinckrodt received a Complete Response Letter (CRL)  from 
the FDA  following  the review  of  Mallinckrodt's New  Drug  Application  for 
PENNSAID 2%.  In the  CRL, the  FDA required  that Mallinckrodt  complete  a 
pharmacokinetic (PK)  study  comparing  PENNSAID  2%  to  original  PENNSAID. 
Mallinckrodt completed  the PK  study  and on  August  7, 2013  submitted  the 
clinical study report to the FDA.


PENNSAID is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory  drug (NSAID) used for  treating 
the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee(s).

PENNSAID is the  only FDA-approved  topical NSAID  for the  treatment of  knee 
osteoarthritis which demonstrated statistically significant differences in all
three primary  efficacy  endpoints:  pain  and  physical  function  (WOMAC^®), 
patient overall health  assessment (POHA),  and patient  global assessment  of 
knee osteoarthritis.

PENNSAID is a registered trademark of Nuvo Research Inc.

WOMAC is a registered trademark of Nicholas Bellamy.

WOMAC^® is a proprietary health status questionnaire. For further information
visit the WOMAC^® website at


PENNSAID 2% is  a follow-on product  to original PENNSAID  which is  currently 
marketed in the U.S. by Mallinckrodt under license from Nuvo. PENNSAID 2%  is 
a  topical  non-steroidal   anti-inflammatory  drug   (NSAID)  containing   2% 
diclofenac sodium compared to 1.5% for original PENNSAID. It is more  viscous 
than original PENNSAID,  is supplied  in a metered  dose pump  bottle and  was 
studied in clinical trials using twice  daily dosing compared to four times  a 
day for original PENNSAID.

About Nuvo Research Inc.

Nuvo  is  a  publicly  traded,  Canadian  specialty  pharmaceutical   company, 
headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. The Company is building a portfolio of
products for the treatment of pain through internal research and development.
The Company's product  portfolio includes  Pennsaid^®, Pliaglis  and a  heated 
lidocaine/tetracaine patch  (HLT patch).  Pennsaid, a  topical  non-steroidal 
anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID),  is used to  treat the signs  and symptoms  of 
osteoarthritis of the knee(s). Pennsaid is  sold in the U.S. by  Mallinckrodt 
Inc. in  Canada by  Paladin  Labs Inc.  and  in several  European  countries. 
Pliaglis is  a topical  local anesthetic  cream which  provides topical  local 
analgesia for superficial dermatological procedures. The Company has licensed
worldwide marketing  rights to  Pliaglis  to Galderma  Pharma S.A.,  a  global 
pharmaceutical company  specialized  in dermatology.  Galderma  launched  the 
marketing and sale of Pliaglis in the U.S. in March of 2013 and in the E.U. in
April of 2013.  The HLT  patch is a  topical patch  that combines  lidocaine, 
tetracaine and  heat and  is approved  in  the U.S.  to provide  local  dermal 
analgesia  for  superficial  venous  access  and  superficial   dermatological 
procedures and  in Europe,  for surface  anaesthesia of  normal intact  skin. 
Nuvo's licensing partner, Galen US  Incorporated markets the HLT patch  (under 
the name Synera) in  the U.S. In Europe,  Nuvo's licensing partner,  Eurocept 
International B.V.,  has initiated  a  pan-European launch  of the  HLT  patch 
(under the  name Rapydan).  The  Company is  also  developing WF10,  for  the 
treatment of immune related diseases.

Further information on Nuvo Research is available on the company's website or by contacting:

Investor Relations

PENNSAID^® (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 1.5% w/w


PENNSAID^® (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 1.5% w/w is a nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for the treatment of signs and
symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee(s).



Cardiovascular Risk

  *Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may cause an increased risk
    of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and
    stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use.
    Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular
    disease may be at greater risk.
  *PENNSAID is contraindicated in the perioperative setting of coronary
    artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

Gastrointestinal Risk

  *NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal 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 are at greater risk for
    serious gastrointestinal events.


  *PENNSAID is also contraindicated in patients:

    -   with a known hypersensitivity to diclofenac sodium or any other
              component of PENNSAID
        -   who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type
          reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, rarely
              fatal anaphylacticlike reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in
              such patients


  *Elevation of one or more liver tests may occur during therapy with NSAIDs.
    PENNSAID should be discontinued immediately if abnormal liver tests
    persist or worsen.
  *Use with caution in patients with fluid retention or heart failure.
    Hypertension can occur with NSAID treatment. Monitor blood pressure
    closely with PENNSAID treatment.
  *Long-term administration of NSAIDs can result in renal papillary necrosis
    and other renal injury. Use PENNSAID with caution in patients at greatest
    risk of this reaction, including the elderly, those with impaired renal
    function, heart failure, liver dysfunction, and those taking diuretics and
  *Anaphylactoid reactions may occur in patients without prior exposure to
    PENNSAID. NSAIDs can cause serious skin adverse events such as exfoliative
    dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis
    (TEN), which can be fatal.
  *Do not apply to open wounds. Protect treated knee(s) from natural or
    artificial sunlight. Topicals such as sunscreen and bug repellent may be
    applied after PENNSAID treated knee(s) are completely dry. Avoid contact
    of PENNSAID with eyes and mucous membranes. Wash and dry hands after use.
    Concurrent use with oral NSAIDs should be avoided unless benefit outweighs
    risk and periodic laboratory evaluations are conducted


  *The most common treatment-related adverse events in patients receiving
    PENNSAID were application site skin reactions including dry skin (32%),
    contact dermatitis characterized by skin erythema and induration (9%),
    contact dermatitis with vesicles (2%) and pruritus (4%). In a long term
    safety study, contact dermatitis occurred in 13% and contact dermatitis
    with vesicles in 10% of patients, generally within the first 6 months of
    exposure, leading to a withdrawal rate for an application site event of
    14%. Other common adverse events greater than placebo include: dyspepsia
    (9%), abdominal pain (6%), flatulence (4%), diarrhea (4%) and nausea (4%).


PENNSAID should not be used in pregnant or lactating women and is not approved
for use in pediatric patients.

See Full Prescribing Information for additional Important Risk Information.

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on information currently available to management. Forward-looking  statements 
involve risks  and uncertainties  that could  cause actual  results to  differ 
materially from those  contemplated by  such statements.  Factors that  could 
cause such differences include the need for additional financing, the  current 
economic  environment,  dependence  on   sales  and  marketing   partnerships, 
competitive developments,  as  well as  other  risk factors  included  in  the 
Company's annual  information form  dated  March 27,  2013 under  the  heading 
"Risks Factors"  and  as  described from  time  to  time in  the  reports  and 
disclosure documents filed by the Company with Canadian securities  regulatory 
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the Company's forward-looking statements.  As a result  of the foregoing  and 
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forward-looking statements contained herein  are made as of  the date of  this 
news release and except as required by applicable law, the Company  undertakes 
no obligation  to publicly  update or  revise any  forward-looking  statement, 
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Nuvo Research Inc.


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