|Clinical and Regulatory|
|Event Type:||Phase 3 Results|
|Designation(s):||Fast Track, Orphan Drug|
This event is set for a broad date range and therefore the exact timing is unknown. This adds a degree of risk.
|Disease and Treatment|
|Indication:||Dravet Syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome|
Likelihood of event success varies depending on disease, treatment and lead indication classification.
|Co. Name:||GW Pharmaceuticals|
The OTC BB and OTC Markets have less stringent reporting and financial requirements than the NASDAQ and NYSE. This may increase the level of risk for investors. Smaller size may have an influence on likelihood of success.
Partnerships help smaller biotech companies finance the long approval process. Partnership also provides validation the clinical program may be a worthy investment.
Detailed Event Description from Company Announcement
London, UK; 26 Sept 2016: GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: GWPH, AIM: “GWP,” “GW,” “the Company” or “the Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, announces positive results of the second randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 clinical trial of its investigational medicine Epidiolex® (cannabidiol or CBD) for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare and severe form of childhood-onset epilepsy. In this trial, Epidiolex, when added to the patient’s current treatment, achieved the primary endpoint for both dose levels with high statistical significance. During the treatment period, patients taking Epidiolex 20mg/kg/day achieved a median reduction in monthly drop seizures of 42 percent compared with a reduction of 17 percent in patients taking placebo (p=0.0047), and patients taking Epidiolex 10mg/kg/day achieved a median reduction in monthly drop seizures of 37 percent compared with a reduction of 17 percent in patients taking placebo (p=0.0016).