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KemPharm Forms Physician Advisory Council Advocating "Intelligent Pain Therapeutic Development"

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that it has formed a Physician Advisory Council and named renowned pain specialists, Jeffrey A. Gudin, MD, and Srinivas Nalamachu, MD, as its co-chairs.

In leading KemPharm's Physician Advisory Council, Drs. Gudin and Nalamachu will publicly advocate on behalf of medical professionals, patients and the broader pharmaceutical industry on the need for "intelligent pain therapeutic development" and the value of prodrugs for limiting the abuse-potential and constipation-related side effect of opioid-based medications.

Travis C. Mickle, Ph.D., President and CEO of KemPharm, commented, "There continues to be significant interest across the pharmaceutical and pain management industries, as well as the general public, in developing better ways to treat and manage pain.  Teaming with Drs. Gudin and Nalamachu, we have launched our Physician Advisory Council to bring attention to the need for 'intelligent pain therapies' that not only effectively manage the symptoms of pain, but also benefit patients by addressing two critical issues with current opioid-based pain medications – abuse and constipation.  As public advocates, Drs. Gudin and Nalamachu will serve as resources for medical professionals, patients and the pharmaceutical industry with regard to the potential that prodrug-based pain therapeutics provide in limiting these side-effects."

Dr. Jeffrey Gudin is Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology, and is board eligible in addiction medicine.  His clinical and research focus includes pain management, regional anesthesia, and preemptive analgesia, as well as increasing clinician awareness of pain assessment and management.

Dr. Gudin received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY.  Following a transitional internship in surgery, medicine, and anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, he completed a residency in anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine.  He continued his training with an extended postdoctoral fellowship in pain medicine at the Yale Center for Pain Management, where he was actively involved in research and teaching.

Dr. Srinivas Nalamachu is President and Medical Director of the International Clinical Research Institute Inc. and Co-Director of the Pain Management Institute in Overland Park, KS.  In addition, Dr. Nalamachu is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, KS and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO.  Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Nalamachu is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, American Pain Society, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the International Association for Study of Pain.  In addition, he is on the editorial board of Pain Clinician.  His is the principal investigator in numerous studies involving breakthrough, chronic pain, low back pain, and neuropathic pain.  Dr. Nalamachu completed his medical education and mandatory internship from Kakatiya Medical College Teaching Hospitals, Warangal, India.

About KemPharm
KemPharm is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new chemical entities (NCEs) to treat serious medical conditions through its proprietary and broadly applicable Ligand Activated Therapy (LAT) approach.  The company utilizes its LAT technology to generate improved prodrug versions of FDA approved drugs in the high needs areas of pain, ADHD and other CNS diseases.  KemPharm's lead clinical candidate, KP201, is in development for the treatment of acute, moderate to moderately severe pain with a new drug application (NDA) expected to be filed in the second quarter of 2014. Composed of hydrocodone chemically bound to a ligand, KP201 offers unique physicochemical and pharmacological attributes that may deliver additional patient benefits, including reduced potential for abuse and reduction or elimination of opioid-induced constipation (OIC). KemPharm's pipeline is also highlighted by KP511, its hydromorphone prodrug for pain, KP606, its oxycodone prodrug for pain, and KP415, a prodrug of methylphenidate for the treatment of ADHD.  For more information on KemPharm, please visit the company's website at

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