FDA Advisory Committee Discusses Clinical Trial Designs for Obesity-Related Hypogonadism

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Dec. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Repros Therapeutics Inc.® (Nasdaq:RPRX) participated in the industry presentation at the Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting today.  The panel provided the FDA with advice regarding a clinical and regulatory path to approval for products, such as enclomiphene, in subjects with obesity-related hypogonadism who wish to maintain spermatogenesis.  The panel voted 16 to 5 that the achievement of testosterone improvement while maintaining evidence of spermatogenesis was not sufficient, in and of itself, to provide evidence of clinical benefit. 

At the meeting, numerous panel members suggested that an additional endpoint related to symptoms should be assessed.  Repros expects its ongoing diet and exercise study to provide useful information toward the development of a symptom-related assessment tool.  After completing this study and evaluating the data, Repros intends to meet with FDA to discuss the design of a definitive Phase 3 study that incorporates the advice of the committee.

Joe Podolski, President and CEO of Repros, states, "We remain encouraged that the FDA and the Committee held the committee meeting, indicating a recognition of obesity-related hypogonadism.  Further, we appreciate that there was a complete discussion on the condition and that the committee clarified a path forward."

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Repros Therapeutics focuses on the development of small molecule drugs for major unmet medical needs that treat male and female reproductive disorders.

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