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Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, researches, develops, and commercializes products to address medication abuse and misuse utilizing its proprietary Aversion and Impede technologies. The company’s products include Oxecta tablets, a Schedule II narcotic indicated for the management of acute and chronic moderate to severe pain; and Nexafed, a pseudoephedrine HCl tablet that is used as a nasal decongestant in various non-prescription and prescription cold, sinus, and allergy products. It has seven additional opioid products, including hydrocodone bitartrate/acetaminophen, methadone HCl, morphine sulfate, oxycodone HCl/acetaminophen, oxymorphone HCl, and tramadol HCl tablets utilizing Aversion technology in various stages of development. The company has a license, development, and commercialization agreement with King Pharmaceuticals Research and Development, Inc. to manufacture and commercialize Oxecta products in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is based in Palatine, Illinois.

15 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/3/14
Founded in 1935

acura pharmaceuticals inc (ACUR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $383.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $219.0K
Vice President of Technical Affairs
Total Annual Compensation: $282.0K
Vice President, Treasurer and Corporate Contr...
Total Annual Compensation: $170.0K
Vice President of Marketing
Total Annual Compensation: $155.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Acura Pharmaceuticals Initiates Clinical Study of Meth-Resistant Nexafed(R) Extended-Release Formulations

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the initiation of treatment in a pilot clinical study of two experimental formulations of NEXAFED (pseudoephedrine HCl) extended-release tablets employing Acura's 2nd generation methamphetamine resistant technology, IMPEDE 2.0. The study in fasted, healthy subjects will measure the systemic absorption of the active ingredient, pseudoephedrine, from two experimental NEXAFED extended-release formulations compared to an FDA-approved 12-hour extended-release reference product. The objective of the study is to characterize the bioavailability profile of the NEXAFED formulations for possible adjustment before pivotal human pharmacokinetic testing is undertaken. The experimental NEXAFED extended-release formulations include Acura's enhanced IMPEDE 2.0 technology that delivers superior meth-resistance in the direct conversion, or one-pot, methamphetamine conversion process compared to IMPEDE 1.0 and other meth-resistant technologies in the market. IMPEDE 2.0 in the extended-release formulation has demonstrated, in direct conversion tests performed by an independent, international pharmaceutical services company, the ability to reduce meth-yields, on average, by 75% compared to Sudafed® Tablets.

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Expands Meth-Resistant Decongestant Line with NEXAFED Sinus Pressure + Pain

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the launch of their second pseudoephedrine (PSE) product, NEXAFED Sinus Pressure + Pain. NEXAFED Sinus Pressure + Pain [pseudoephedrine HCI 30mg + acetaminophen 325mg] is a meth-resistant immediate-release tablet that effectively relieves congestion due to colds and allergies, as well as pain and/or fever associated with colds and sinus headaches. NEXAFED Sinus Pressure + Pain will continue to utilize NEXAFED's unique, patented IMPEDE technology that disrupts the conversion of PSE into the dangerous drug methamphetamine (meth), and will be the first meth-resistant PSE combination sinus medicine available. Pseudoephedrine is the preferred decongestant used in most cold medications, but is commonly used in the illegal manufacturing of meth. NEXAFED's IMPEDE technology significantly disrupts the conversion of PSE to meth, making it virtually useless for meth production.

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