"AMAG’s significant presence at this year's ISSWSH/ISSM Joint Meeting underscores our deep commitment to raising awareness and understanding of HSDD, which is estimated to affect approximately one in ten premenopausal women in the United States,” said
HSDD is characterized by low sexual desire and associated distress, and is thought to result from an imbalance in certain chemicals in the brain that affect sexual excitation or inhibition. In neuroimaging studies, women with HSDD show different brain responses to erotic stimuli compared to women with no HSDD. HSDD often negatively impacts women’s emotional health, intimate relationships, and overall quality of life.
“The ISSWSH/ISSM Joint Meeting attracts sexual health leaders from around the world so it is a great opportunity to present our data and engage in a dialogue on our findings,” continued Dr. Krop. “At this year’s meeting, we'll share data summarizing the current clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of HSDD based on data we collected from medical chart reviews. We’ll provide additional data from our phase 3 clinical program for bremelanotide, an investigational drug which is under review with the
The safety and efficacy of bremelanotide has not been established by
Research Podium Session
- Bremelanotide for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorders in the RECONNECT Studies: Analysis of Baseline Free Testosterone Level Quartile Subgroups (#029); Clayton et al.;
Sunday, March 10, 8:40-8:50 a.m. EST
Research Poster Sessions
- Women’s Experiences With Bremelanotide Administered, On Demand, for the Treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (#080); Koochaki et al.;
Saturday, March 9; 6:00-7:30 p.m. EST
- Describing the Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (#086); Parish et al.;
Saturday, March 9; 6:00-7:30 p.m. EST
- There's Something Missing: Understanding Her Journey with HSDD; Speakers,
Brooke M. Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF, Director of the Women’s Institute for Sexual Health(WISH), Division of Urology Associates and Risa Kagan, MD, FACOG, CCD, NCMP Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF, Sutter East Bay Physicians Medical Group; Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST
Bremelanotide, an investigational product candidate, is being developed for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in pre-menopausal women. Bremelanotide is designed to be used in anticipation of a sexual encounter, and is thought to possess a novel mechanism of action that impacts the excitatory neural pathways in the brain to restore sexual desire.
Bremelanotide has been studied in more than 30 clinical trials with over 2,500 women. AMAG’s New Drug Application to the
The most common adverse events were nausea, flushing, injection site reactions and headache. The majority of events were reported to be transient and mild-to-moderate in intensity. Bremelanotide has no known alcohol interactions.
Bremelanotide is protected by a number of U.S. and foreign patents and applications that are owned by
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