OUR MISSIONTo develop and bring to market safe, effective pain medications that will replace opioids as the standard of care for pain management.
WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
The Problem: Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis in the United States is killing approximately 22,000 people in hospitals and 50,000 people from overdose every year, with an additional two million Americans addicted to prescription or illicit opioids.
The President declared a National Health Emergency on October 26, 2017, saying effective immediately, “I am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis.”
The Answer: CMX-020
We have developed both intravenous and oral drug candidates with safety and efficacy profiles powerful enough to replace opioids as the standard of care for severe pain relief. The impact of our discoveries on global healthcare could be as important as the discovery of penicillin.