SAN FRANCISCO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2019 / Jaguar Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX) (”Jaguar” or the ”Company”), a commercial stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing novel, sustainably derived gastrointestinal products on a global basis, announced today that the Company is donating a supply of Mytesi®, the FDA-approved drug product of Jaguar’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (”Napo”), to Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara, California-based humanitarian aid organization.
Mytesi (crofelemer 125 mg delayed-release tablets) is indicated for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adult patients with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, Direct Relief is dedicated to improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. Direct Relief was named No. 1 on Charity Navigator’s 2017 list of the ”10 Best Charities,” which accounts for financial performance, transparency, and accountability.
”This donation reflects Jaguar’s ongoing commitment to enhance Mytesi access for people living with HIV—across all populations, all countries, regardless of social or economic status,” stated Lisa Conte, president and chief executive officer of Jaguar.
”This very welcome donation will support Direct Relief’s efforts to provide supportive care to HIV patients in need,” commented Maris Steward, Direct Relief Corporate Engagement.
Mytesi (crofelemer) is an antidiarrheal indicated for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adult patients with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Mytesi is not indicated for the treatment of infectious diarrhea. Rule out infectious etiologies of diarrhea before starting Mytesi. If infectious etiologies are not considered, there is a risk that patients with infectious etiologies will not receive the appropriate therapy and their disease may worsen. In clinical studies, the most common adverse reactions occurring at a rate greater than placebo were upper respiratory tract infection (5.7%), bronchitis (3.9%), cough (3.5%), flatulence (3.1%), and increased bilirubin (3.1%).
See full Prescribing Information at Mytesi.com. Crofelemer, the active ingredient in Mytesi, is a botanical (plant-based) drug extracted and purified from the red bark sap of the medicinal Croton lechleri tree in the Amazon rainforest. Napo has established a sustainable harvesting program for crofelemer to ensure a high degree of quality and ecological integrity.
About Jaguar Health, Inc.
Jaguar Health, Inc. is a commercial stage pharmaceuticals company focused on developing novel, sustainably derived gastrointestinal products on a global basis. Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., focuses on developing and commercializing proprietary human gastrointestinal pharmaceuticals for the global marketplace from plants used traditionally in rainforest areas. Our Mytesi® (crofelemer) product is approved by the U.S. FDA for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adults with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy.
Certain statements in this press release constitute ”forward-looking statements.” These include statements regarding the expectation that Jaguar will donate a supply of Mytesi to Direct Relief. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as ”may,” ”will,” ”should,” ”expect,” ”plan,” ”aim,” ”anticipate,” ”could,” ”intend,” ”target,” ”project,” ”contemplate,” ”believe,” ”estimate,” ”predict,” ”potential” or ”continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are only predictions. Jaguar has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified and some of which are beyond Jaguar’s control. Except as required by applicable law, Jaguar does not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.
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