Global innovator in drug delivery platforms Lexaria Bioscience (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), for the first time ever, has authorized the marketing of oral nicotine products through the Modified Risk Tobacco Product pathway. According to the update, this pathway includes product categories that could benefit from Lexaria’s technology. The FDA-authorized product format is in the tobacco pouch category, similar to a mini tea-bag that is held in the mouth from which the nicotine within is absorbed. Unlike chewing tobacco, there is no need to spit. Significantly, because there is no combustion, heating or vaporization of the tobacco pouch during use, as well as FDA-accepted scientific evidence that included long-term epidemiological studies in association with this approval, claims of a lower risk of mouth cancer, stroke, lung disease, heart disease, emphysema and chronic bronchitis than cigarettes are permitted by the FDA. “Lexaria applauds this informed and forward-looking decision by the FDA to recognize improvements in delivery formats that are being made by industry,” Lexaria Bioscience Corp. CEO Chris Bunka said in the news release. “Lexaria realized long ago that DehydraTECH(TM) could empower alternative nicotine product formats and as a result our delivery technology which is already patented in the U.S. and patent pending around the world for enhanced oral nicotine delivery.”
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. is a global innovator in drug-delivery platforms. Its patented DehydraTECH(TM) drug-delivery technology changes the way active pharmaceutical ingredients enter the bloodstream, promoting healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness for lipophilic active molecules. DehydraTECH increases bio-absorption, reduces time of onset and masks unwanted tastes for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAIDs”), nicotine and other molecules. Lexaria has licensed DehydraTECH to multiple companies in the cannabis industry for use in cannabinoid beverages, edibles and oral products, as well as to a world-leading tobacco producer for the development of smokeless, oral-based nicotine products. Lexaria operates a licensed, in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 16 patents granted and over 60 patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
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