Eurofarma and NLS-1Pharma establish a partnership for a novel treatment for ADHD in Latin America
The new treatment, currently in clinical development stage, shows promising results and the expectation is that it reaches the market as of 2022/2023.
ADHD usually manifests in childhood and approximately 60% of those who suffer from it carry the condition for the entire life2 (https://tdah.org.br/
With the objective of offering an alternative option to doctors and patients, NLS-1 Pharma is working on the reformulation and repurposing of a non-amphetamine molecule, mazindol CR, for the treatment of ADHD. Preliminary data in children as well as adults showed promising results, with an efficacy profile comparable to current first line therapies, and a better safety profile in terms of drug abuse and dependence. Phase 3 clinical studies are expected to confirm these results to date.
The partnership reinforces Eurofarma's commitment to seek innovative treatments for the Central Nervous System (CNS) therapeutic area, one of the core focus areas of the company. "Investing in innovative drugs is part of the company's strategy. And offering a new treatment option for the medical class, which brings greater peace of mind for parents and more quality of life for the ADHD people is a source of great pride," says Martha Penna, vice president of Innovation at Eurofarma.
For NLS-1 Pharma, the expectations of reaching the Latin American market are very high. "We are very excited to start, what we believe will be, a longlasting and successful partnership with one of the most ambitious and fasted growing pharma companies in Latinamerica"
1- Brazilian Association of Attention Deficit (BAAD) Treatment. Available at https://
2- Brazilian Association of Attention Deficit (ABDA). What is ADHD? Available at https://tdah.org.br/
3- Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health. Available at http://www.childhealthdata.org/
About the Eurofarma Group
With 46 years of existence, Eurofarma is the first Brazilian pharmaceutical multinational company. With 100% national capital, it is recognized by the medical community and society for promoting access to health and quality of life with a fair price, quality and innovative treatments.
With presence in 20 countries, it operates in the areas of Medical Prescription, OTC, Generic, Hospital, Bids, Oncology, Veterinary and Services for third parties' segments. In Brazil, the portfolio is composed by more than 330 brands, with around 1000 presentations covering 28 medical specialties and 48 therapeutic classes.
In Brazil, Eurofarma is ranked 2nd in medical prescriptions and the 3rd in the generic segment.
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About NLS Pharma
NLS-1Pharma is a privately owned, Swiss-based biotech focusing on the development of first-in-class treatments for ADHD, sleep disorders, cognitive impairment and other neurological disorders that remain largely - and for which unmet medical needs are significant. NLS-1 Pharma has built a large portfolio of promising clinical-stage medicines being developed by an experienced team of proven experts in ADHD and sleep- related disorders and working closely with key opinion leaders.
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