- Ampligen® has been approved in Argentina for severely debilitated Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) patients. Hemispherx recently reported that discussions are underway with the U.S. FDA on the next steps regarding a New Drug Application (NDA) for Ampligen® in ME/CFS, which afflicts more than one million people in this country, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Ampligen® is the only drug to have completed a Phase 3 clinical trial in the U.S. in ME/CFS.
- Earlier this year Hemispherx began supplying Ampligen® for pancreatic cancer patients in an Early Access Program (EAP) in the Netherlands. In addition, work is underway at two leading U.S. cancer centers to define Ampligen®'s potential role in enhancing the effectiveness of PD-1 and PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors in the fast-growing field of immuno-oncology.
About Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. is an advanced specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the clinical development of new drug entities for treatment of seriously debilitating disorders. Hemispherx's flagship products include Alferon N Injection® and the experimental therapeutic rintatolimod (tradenames Ampligen® or Rintamod®). Rintatolimod is an experimental RNA nucleic acid being developed for globally important debilitating diseases and disorders of the immune system, including Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Hemispherx's platform technology includes components for potential treatment of various severely debilitating and life threatening diseases. Because rintatolimod is experimental in nature, it is not designated safe and effective by the FDA for general use and is legally available only through clinical trials.Cautionary StatementSome of the statements included in this press release may be forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For instance, we cannot assure that cGMP manufacture of Ampligen® will recommence in March 2018 or that Ampligen® will be available to patients by the end of the second quarter 2018. Any forward-looking statements set forth in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof. This press release and prior releases are available at www.hemispherx.net. The information found on our website is not incorporated by reference into this press release and is included for reference purposes only. Contact Phone Number: 800-778-4042 Email: IR@hemispherx.net