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Medical Developments International shares on watch following Penthrox update

The Medical Developments International Ltd (ASX: MVP) share price will be on watch this morning follow a positive announcement relating to its Penthrox product.

What is Penthrox?

Penthrox, or the green whistle, is a fast onset, non-opioid analgesic. It is indicated for pain relief by self-administration in patients with trauma and those requiring analgesia for surgical procedures.

It has been used safely and effectively for over 40 years in Australia with more than 5 million units sold.

In recent times the company has been looking at expanding its use, hence today’s announcement.

What did Medical Developments International announce?

This morning the healthcare company announced that data across 11 abstracts of studies conducted throughout Europe have demonstrated multiple positive results of Penthrox.

This includes Penthrox demonstrating superiority over intravenous (IV) morphine, paracetamol, ketoprofen, and NSAIDS within a trauma setting.

It also found that Penthrox added to the standard of care (SoC) demonstrates superiority over SoC plus a placebo within a trauma setting.

The product was also successful in dislocation injuries. Its use resulted in reduced time spent in the Emergency Departments, which improves the patient experience and reduces crowding.

The release explains that other studies confirmed previously published data. This includes Penthrox being an efficacious, well tolerated/safe and rapidly acting analgesic in trauma settings.

Another positive was that the studies commonly reported that Penthrox exceeded patient/clinician expectations and/or resulted in a high degree of treatment satisfaction from patients and health care professionals.

The company’s CEO, John Sharman, was delighted with the study results.

He said: “We are delighted with the results of these recent European clinical trials demonstrating superiority of Penthrox over Standard of Care treatments (intravenous (IV) morphine, IV paracetamol, ketoprofen or NSAIDS) within the acute trauma setting. This reinforces the global potential for Penthrox as a simple, fast and effective non-opioid pain medication.”

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