Updates from the CEO

CEO Update: Denial of Breakthrough Therapy Designation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied NRx Pharmaceuticals’ (NRx) request for Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for ZYESAMI® (aviptadil). BTD is not required for drug approval or emergency use authorization, but can afford faster review times, the ability to submit a rolling application, and dedicated FDA review personnel who may interact more frequently with […]

CEO Update: ZYESAMI® (aviptadil) Next Steps

I recently received the letter below from a shareholder. The correspondence from them (taken exactly from their email) and my response regarding our next steps for ZYESAMI ® (aviptadil) can be found below. Email from R.B., a shareholder of NRx Pharmaceuticals Dear Dr. Javitt I have been heartbroken since the denied emergency approval for Zyesami/Aviptadil. […]

CEO Update: Nation of Georgia Emergency Use Authorization

We have received several questions about the status of the Emergency Use Authorization granted to aviptadil in the Nation of Georgia.  Attached please find a copy of the official notification from the Regulation Agency for Medical and Pharmaceutical Activities of the Nation of Georgia, that states as follows: As a reminder, NRx received official verbal […]

CEO Update: Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Recently, we’ve received several questions about the Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) application NRx submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil) last month. As you know, we received BTD for our psychiatry drug NRX-101 for suicidal bipolar depression. Admission to the BTD program provided us with increased access to review guidance […]

CEO Update: Update on ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil) Manufacturing Efforts

NRx is pleased to announce that last week a revised Investigational New Drug module on the manufacturing of ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil) was submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), containing documentation that confirmed Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is prepared to supply ZYESAMI on a commercial scale. This module will now be used as part of […]

CEO Update: Letter to Shareholders

To Our Shareholders,             We have received many inquiries from shareholders following the recent encouraging news regarding Merck’s Molnupiravir results in early COVID-19.  We have also received various questions about the status of our application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for ZYESAMI. Needless to say, we are […]

CEO Update: History of Aviptadil

I received a very interesting question the other day regarding the history of aviptadil and any regulatory milestones associated with it as a medicine. Below, I outline a brief history of aviptadil and why we believe it may offer patients suffering respiratory distress the opportunity to regain health and get back home to their families. […]

CEO Update: Ongoing Communications with the US Food and Drug Administration

NRx Pharmaceuticals continues to receive many requests for updates on the status of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) review of NRx’s application for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of ZYESAMI™ (aviptadil), to treat patients suffering from Critical COVID-19 with respiratory failure. On September 3, 2021, NRx received a request for additional clinical information from […]

CEO Update: Right to Try

A year ago, at FDA’s request, NRx began a compassionate care (Expanded Access) program to make aviptadil more available to patients in need.  We have reported our experience in nearly 350 patients, and numerous patients and families have shared their stories in various public forums. The compassionate care program was, of necessity, limited to a […]