NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec 03, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) announced today that data from a recent clinical trial for Caldolor(R) (ibuprofen) Injection, an intravenous treatment for pain and fever, will be presented at the 44th American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in December.
The new data will be displayed in a poster presentation on Monday, December 7, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm PST (board 3-157). The study, entitled "A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Single Dose, Crossover Study of the Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Tolerability of Ibuprofen Injection in Healthy Adult Volunteers," will be presented by the principal author, Leo Pavliv, RPh, MBA.
This pharmacokinetic study evaluated a single dose of Caldolor administered over five to seven minutes as compared to a single dose of oral ibuprofen. Results from the trial demonstrate the effects of decreasing infusion time for Caldolor from the current package insert guideline of no less than 30 minutes to an infusion time of five to seven minutes.
Concurrent with the presentation, copies of the poster will be available on Cumberland Pharmaceuticals' website at http://investor.shareholder.com/cpix/events.cfm or by contacting the Company at 615-255-0068.
The ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world. With its focus on improving patient care, the meeting is attended by more than 20,000 pharmacy professionals from 86 countries. More information on the ASHP and the Midyear Clinical Meeting can be found at http://www.ashp.org/.
SOURCE: Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Caldolor is indicated for the management of mild to moderate pain and management of moderate to severe pain as an adjunct to opioid analgesics, and for the reduction of fever in adults. It is the first FDA approved intravenous therapy for fever. Caldolor is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to ibuprofen or other NSAIDs, patients with asthma, urticaria, or allergic type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Caldolor is contraindicated for use during the peri-operative period in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Caldolor should be used with caution in patients with prior history of ulcer disease or GI bleeding, in patients with fluid retention or heart failure, in the elderly, those with renal impairment, heart failure, liver impairment, and those taking diuretics or ACE inhibitors. Blood pressure should be monitored during treatment with Caldolor. For full prescribing information, including boxed warning, visit www.caldolor.com.
About Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a Tennessee-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of branded prescription products. The Company's primary target markets include hospital acute care and gastroenterology. Cumberland's product portfolio includes Acetadote(R) (acetylcysteine) Injection for the treatment of acetaminophen poisoning and Kristalose(R) (lactulose) for Oral Solution, a prescription laxative. The Company also recently launched Caldolor(R) (ibuprofen) Injection, the first injectable treatment for pain and fever approved in the United States. Cumberland is dedicated to providing innovative products which improve quality of care for patients. The Company completed the initial public offering of its common stock in August 2009. For more information on Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, please visit www.cumberlandpharma.com.
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