Formulations Do Not Contain Preservatives or Boric Acid, Have a Physiologic pH of 5.5, and May Be Stored at Room Temperature For Up to 180 Days
Harrow (Nasdaq: HROW), a leading U.S. eyecare pharmaceutical company, today announced the launch of its patent-pending, next-generation compounded Atropine formulations, which are now available through Harrow’s wholly owned compounding and mail order pharmacy subsidiary, ImprimisRx.
In commenting on the announcement, Mark L. Baum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harrow, said, “Our mission has always been to help our eyecare professionals address their patients’ unmet needs and to make ophthalmic medications both accessible and affordable. The availability of these innovative compounded atropine formulations is in keeping with our mission. We believe ophthalmologists, optometrists, and the millions of Americans who may benefit from topical atropine therapy, will appreciate the tremendous value these patent-pending formulations offer.”
Key Attributes of the ImprimisRx Next-Generation Atropine Formulations:
- Undergo validated analytical tests to ensure consistency, potency, and stability.
- Do not contain either preservatives or boric acid.
- Have a physiologic pH of 5.5.
- May be stored at room temperature for up to 180 days.
Eyecare professionals can order these new compounded atropine formulations for as low as $39 per 5mL bottle – either online at atropine.com or by calling or texting 615‑437‑4690 to speak to ImprimisRx Customer Service.
Compounded formulations may be appropriate to prescribe for patients with clinical needs that are unmet by FDA-approved drug products. Compounded medications are not reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy. ImprimisRx does not compound copies of commercially available products.
PLEASE REVIEW THE ATROPINE PACKAGE INFORMATION BEFORE USING.
Harrow (Nasdaq: HROW) is a leading U.S. eyecare pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative ophthalmic prescription therapies that are accessible and affordable. Harrow owns U.S. commercial rights to ten (10) FDA-approved ophthalmic pharmaceutical products. Harrow also owns and operates ImprimisRx, the leading U.S. ophthalmic‑focused pharmaceutical compounding business, which also serves as a mail-order pharmacy licensed to ship prescription medications in all 50 states. Harrow has non-controlling equity positions in Surface Ophthalmics, Inc. and Melt Pharmaceuticals, Inc., companies that began as subsidiaries of Harrow. Harrow also owns royalty rights in four late-stage drug candidates being developed by Surface and Melt.
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