BayBio Therapeutic Breakfast: Regulatory Environment for Pain Therapeutics

5/28/2009

Life Sciences

KPMG
Mountain View, CA

Stephen B. Thau

Stephen B. Thau

Speaking Engagement

Pain treatment is big business, with several multi-billion dollar per year pain therapeutics on the market, and several others with sales of more than $100 million per year. Misuse and abuse of pain drugs is also a big problem. According to the FDA, the misuse and abuse of pain therapies has increased significantly in the past five years. Looking to reverse this trend, the FDA is requiring manufacturers of opioid products to implement Risk Evaluation and Mitigation (REMS) strategies, which the agency is in the process of developing. On May 28, our panel of experts will discuss how the new REMS guidelines will change the landscape of pain therapies.

Moderator:
Stephen Thau
Co-chair, Life Sciences Practice, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Panelists:
Michael Leong, MD
Pain Medicine Specialist, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Stanford University Pain Management Center

Gayle Mills
Executive Vice President, Business Operations, ROXRO Pharma, Inc.

Pamela Palmer
Chief Medical Officer, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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