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Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Introduces NitroMist® (Nitroglycerin Lingual Aerosol) 400mcg/Spray
Date:3/16/2011

CRANFORD, N.J., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, is the most common type of heart disease, currently affecting about 17 million Americans(1). Most of these people suffer from a common symptom of CAD known as angina pectoris. For over 100 years, physicians have treated acute angina with nitrates, the most common form being nitroglycerin(2). Considered the gold standard in treating acute angina, nitroglycerin tablets have had problems with diminished stability and potency once dispensed(3-5). In recent years, nitroglycerin sprays were introduced and have alleviated much of the potency and stability concerns associated with the storage of tablets. Studies have shown that nitroglycerin sprays are capable of providing a more rapid form of symptom relief in most angina patients(6).

NitroMist® (Nitroglycerin Lingual Aerosol 400 mcg) is indicated for acute relief of an attack or acute prophylaxis of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. It provides nitroglycerin in a rapidly absorbed, mentholated spray formulation, specifically designed for use on or under the tongue. NitroMist is available in a fully sealed aerosol delivery system, providing a shelf life of 36 months. NitroMist contains no ethyl alcohol.

Nitroglycerin sprays are proven to relieve the symptoms of angina significantly faster than tablets in most patients(6).

Wayne Anderson, Akrimax' President and CEO stated, "Akrimax is committed to providing health care providers and their patients with therapies that can make an important difference in the lives of patients. We believe NitroMist is an excellent example of this. NitroMist is the second new product that Akrimax has brought to market in the past year. Akrimax also has expanded its sales force by a third in order to educate health care providers about NitroMist and its other promoted brands, Tirosint and Inderal LA.
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