Impax Pharmaceuticals initiates IPX159 Phase I study in Restless Legs Syndrome

Impax Pharmaceuticals, the branded products division of Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL), announced the successful filing of an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) for IPX159 in Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and initiated a Phase I study.

The Company will test multiple formulations of IPX159 in this Phase I study in healthy volunteer subjects. The Company plans to start a Phase IIb study in RLS patients in the fourth quarter of 2011 after selection of a preferred formulation.

"We are pleased to announce progress in our neurology pipeline, with the start of the Phase I study of IPX159 and we look forward to continued development of this compound in RLS," said Suneel Gupta, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, Impax Pharmaceuticals.

Source: Impax Pharmaceuticals

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