Catalyst Pharmaceuticals to Ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell in Honor of International Rare Disease Day
Spotlight On Raising Awareness for Rare Diseases on
Celebrating the Tireless Contributions of Patients and Advocates who Work with the Biotech Industry to Bring New Treatments to the Community
“We are honored to stand with the rare disease communities on International Rare Disease Day to help heighten the important need for new and innovative medicines for the treatment of rare diseases,” said
“People newly diagnosed with an ultra-rare disease like Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome often began their journey being undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years due to a lack of awareness and knowledge,” said Price Wooldridge, Board President of
“Today, rare diseases affect over 25 million Americans. While important progress has been made over the years, there remains a significant urgency to address the critical unmet needs of these individuals,” added National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) President and CEO
The ceremony will take place on
With exceptional patient focus, Catalyst is committed to developing and commercializing innovative first-in-class medicines that address rare neurological and epileptic diseases. Catalyst’s flagship U.S. commercial product is FIRDAPSE® (amifampridine) Tablets 10 mg, approved for the treatment of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome ("LEMS") for adults and for children ages six to seventeen. In January 2023, Catalyst acquired the U.S. commercial rights to FYCOMPA® (perampanel) CIII, a prescription medicine approved in people with epilepsy aged four and older alone or with other medicines to treat partial-onset seizures with or without secondarily generalized seizures and with other medicines to treat primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures for people with epilepsy aged 12 and older. Further, Canada’s national healthcare regulatory agency, Health Canada, has approved the use of FIRDAPSE for the treatment of adult patients in Canada with LEMS.
For Full Prescribing and Safety Information for FIRDAPSE®, please visit www.firdapse.com. For Full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING for FYCOMPA®, please visit www.fycompa.com. For more information about Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., visit the Company’s website at www.catalystpharma.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Catalyst's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. A number of factors, including those factors described in Catalyst's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2021 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), could adversely affect Catalyst. Copies of Catalyst's filings with the SEC are available from the SEC, may be found on Catalyst's website, or may be obtained upon request from Catalyst. Catalyst does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date.
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