Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced events featuring its ophthalmic formulations at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago.
Imprimis will host an Open House on Friday, October 14, from 5 pm-7 pm at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Dusabel AB/CC21AB. CEO Mark L. Baum and distinguished ophthalmologists will discuss Imprimis and its ophthalmic formulations, including Dropless Therapy, LessDrops, and IV Free conscious sedation, as well as introduce new formulations. Faculty members will include John P. Berdahl, MD (Sioux Falls, SD), Chris J. Bender, CRNA (Sioux Falls, SD), Jeffrey T. Liegner, MD (Sparta, NJ), Sydney Tyson, MD (Vineland, NJ), William F. Wiley, MD (Cleveland, OH), Ahad Mahootchi, MD (Zephyrhills, FL), and Richard L. Lindstrom, MD (Minneapolis, MN). To register for the event, please visit www.imprimisrx.com/aao2016.
"We are very pleased to join the ophthalmology community at the annual AAO meeting," Mr. Baum said in a company news release. "Based on the continuously growing interest and use of our innovative ophthalmic drug formulations, including Dropless Therapy, LessDrops and IV Free MKO Melt, we welcome the opportunity to share the experiences of a key group of experts currently using our formulations and introduce the latest additions to our product portfolio. The meeting’s sessions will highlight the clinical benefits of our formulations and the convenience their use provides physicians and patients. The cost savings to patients, physicians, surgical centers and hospitals where ophthalmic surgeries are performed support our vision of making innovative drug formulations accessible to patients at affordable prices.”
Imprimis’ ophthalmic formulations will be also discussed at several sessions during the AAO meeting. Please visit www.imprimisrx.com/ophthalmologytalks.
Additional information about Imprimis and its proprietary innovative ophthalmic treatment options and the events at the AAO 2016 meeting will be available to conference attendees on the showroom floor at Booth #362.
Imprimis’ Dropless Therapy Injectable and LessDrops Topical Formulations
Patient compliance is of utmost importance and Imprimis believes its LessDrops formulations can help to alleviate patient compliance issues commonly reported after ocular surgery. The sterile ophthalmic formulations are enabled by the company’s patent-pending SSP Technology®, which allows for active pharmaceutical ingredients that ordinarily do not mix to solubilize into a predictable, well-distributed, micronized particle suspension. The drug formulations are optimized for isotonicity and pH most compatible for ophthalmic use, either as injectable or topical therapies. Every batch is tested for sterility prior to distribution and a complimentary copy of the test report is included with each prescription.
Imprimis’ Dropless Therapy compounded antibiotic and steroid formulations are available in single, injectable intraocular doses administered by physicians following ocular surgery. Dropless Therapy may substantially reduce or eliminate the need for patient-administered eye drops following surgery, thereby largely eliminating patient non-compliance and dosing errors associated with post-operative care regiments. Dropless Therapy can simplify the post-operative care process, provide safeguards against bacterial infection and inflammation and decrease overall costs. More information is available at www.GoDropless.com.
The company’s LessDrops combination topical eye drops can significantly reduce the need for multiple postoperative drops required after ocular surgeries and, in turn, help to reduce medication costs. Developed with patients’ top-of-mind, LessDrops combination formulations aim to improve patient compliance and alleviate patient confusion with fewer drops, thereby better enabling patients to follow their prescribed post-operative regimen. The LessDrops portfolio includes combination steroid, antibiotic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory topical drops for patient administration following LASIK, cataract and other ocular surgeries. For more information, please visit www.LessDrops.com.
Imprimis’ IV Free MKO Melt
The IV Free MKO Melt (midazolam, ketamine and ondansetron) compounded conscious sedation formulation is an alternative option to IV anesthetic that is administered sublingually to sedate patients undergoing ocular and other surgical procedures. The MKO Melt, in troche format, provides consistent and predictable dosing and allows for quick and easy administration, resulting in increased positive experiences for patients and staff. Traditionally, sedation medications for ocular surgery have been administered intravenously, which requires IV medications and supplies, and the need for additional staff to assist in preparation, administration and monitoring related to this process; all of these factors often cause delays and disruptions in the operating room. The formulations or variations thereof have been used in over 8,000 LASIK, cataract and other surgeries to date and a growing number of physicians have made the switch to IV Free conscious sedation which are now available for the low cost of $25.00 per two troche pack. For more information and to order the IV Free MKO Melt compounded formulation, please visit www.IVFree.com.