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Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CARA) and Vifor Pharma Announce Approval of KORSUVATM

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Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CARA) and Vifor Pharma have announced that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KORSUVA™ (difelikefalin) to treat moderate to severe pruritus associated with chronic kidney disease in adults undergoing haemodialysis. The injection is a first-class kappa opioid receptor (KOR). It targets the peripheral nervous system. The drug’s new use has received priority review from the FDA.

Clinical trials proved the drug’s efficacy 

 According to Derek Chalmers, the CEO and President of Cara Therapeutics, the approval of KORSUVATM is a milestone for the company. It is also a breakthrough for adult patients going through haemodialysis that have moderate to severe pruritus. Cara looks forward to working with Vifor to release the drug in the US in the coming months. He adds that the 10-year commitment of the two companies to their studies made it a possibility.

Abass Hussain, CEO of Vifor Pharma, adds that there is a need for targeted therapy. Vifor believes that the drug could change the way adult patients undergoing dialysis are treated. The company is committed to bringing KORSUVATM into the U.S market as fast as possible through its partnership with Cara.

The drug has received approval as a first-line treatment for adult patients with moderate to severe pruritus due to haemodialysis. The clinical trials have led the two companies to the conclusion that the drug is effective. Researchers during the trial saw significant progress in patients who had reported severe itching. It was also was well tolerated.

The companies filed a New Drug Application filing backed up by positive data from two Phase 3 trials, that is, KALM-1 in the U.S and the global KALM-2. Information presented also included supportive data from 32 other clinical studies.

Licensing and profit-sharing

Cara and Vifor have agreed to an exclusive license to sell the drug in the U.S. Cara will get 60% of the profit, and 40% will go to Vifor in non-Fresenius medical care clinics. The companies are now submitting the required documents to the U.S Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure patients access the drug and timely reimbursement. Vifor will begin promoting the drug in Q1 2022. Repayment is expected on H1 2022.

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Planet 13 Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS: PLNHF) Set to Acquire Florida Cannabis License

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Planet 13 Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS: PLNHF) is a vertically integrated cannabis corporation that recently announced it was entering into a license purchase agreement with a Harvest Health subsidiary whereby they’ll be renaming the newly acquired subsidiary Planet 13 Florida Inc. This newly renamed subsidiary will buy a license from Florida’s Department of Health to operate a Medical-Grade Marijuana Treatment Center. Additionally, planet 13 Holdings is set to pay a consideration price of around $55 million in cash.

Licensed MMTCs (Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers) are vertically integrated businesses which are the only ones in Florida allowed to dispense medical-grade cannabis products to qualified caregivers and patients. Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers are permitted to dispense, transport, cultivate and process medical-grade marijuana. As of August this year, around twenty-two companies had been awarded with an MMTC license. Between those companies, 371 dispensing sites have been erected all across the state of Florida. License holders can come up with as many dispensaries as they want and aren’t restricted to a specific number. They’re also not restricted on the size or number of processing and cultivation facilities they can operate.

Senior Management

Planet 13’s Co-Chief Executive Officer, Larry Scheffler, said that Florida is a marketplace that’s been one of their most coveted for quite a long time now. Its incredible consumer demand, 130 million annual visitors, and more than 20 million residents are just a few reasons why the company highly covets it. The Co-CEO claimed that it was vital for them to penetrate the market before the adult-use transition is put in place so that they can better capitalize on this specific space both in the long and short term. Larry continued to say that they were excited at the opportunity of being able to introduce their catalog of popular cannabis-based products and leading retail experiences to the Florida scene. He confirmed that they’ll continue to expand their brands all across the country.

Bob Groesbeck, the other Co-Chief Executive Officer, said that there was a lot of planning that went into this move and he feels like now was the best time for them to take action.

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Valens Company Inc (OTCMKTS: VLNCF) Announces the Acquisition of Verse Cannabis and creates a Top tier Canadian Licensed Producer

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A leading manufacturer of medical cannabis products, Valens Company Inc (OTCMKTS: VLNCF), announced that it acquired Verse Cannabis by completing all transactions. Moreover, by this transaction, Valens Company acquires all of the Verse intellectual property. Along with that, Valens’ recent agreement with Citizen Stash to acquire all of the outstanding shares positions Valens as top row cannabis licensed manufacturer in the Canadian industry.

The Verse has appeared as a leading cannabis brand since its launch in August 2020, with a broadening portfolio that extends all major categories. By starting with its tropic lemon 510 vape cartridges and with the recent launch of BC god bud 28g, Verse proves itself as a settler in the value segment. In addition, Verse boasts various enhancing products in its portfolios, such as baked apple soft chews, sour medley, chocolate brownie, rapid tropical beverage, and THC. Moreover, Verse provides high-quality products to consumers with a range of cannabis consumptions without the high price point.

Tyler Robson’s Statement

Chief Executive Officer of Valens Company, and Chair of the Board, Tyler Robson, commented that Valens anticipates becoming an ally to both consumer and customer. By this acquisition of both Citizen Stash and Verse, Valens fulfilled their desire. He also adds that they believe in making the best products for consumers they deserve on the right path without cutting corners. Valens is continuing purity in extraction, formulation, development to offer the benefits of cannabis to all sets of consumers in the world, whether it is recreational or medical or local or global, or Valens owned brands. Moreover, the expanded platform at Valens will better serve current and future consumers and customers through innovative product offerings at reasonable pricing points while increasing shareholder value through their branded products.

Furthermore, with the acquisition of Citizen stash and Verse, Valens is currently well-positioned to drive share gains, close the valuation gap and maximize the shareholders’ value. Valens’s strategic highlights include enhancing brand portfolio with a leading value brand, accretive transaction, existing Valens’ products portfolio with a pipeline ripe for expansion, and becoming an ally to consumers and customers.

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VIVO Cannabis Inc Provides Strategic Update Regarding Company’s Future and for Medical

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A leading provider of premium medical cannabis and services, VIVO Cannabis Inc, (OTCMKTS: VVCIF) announced the strategic updates regarding its future for its shareholders on August 25. In addition, the wholly-owned license holder of Canna Farms and ABcann Medicals subsidiaries provides additional information regarding the company’s focus after July 5, 2021. In the previous reports, VIVO Cannabis elected a new slate of Board Directors. Also, it announced the new Chief

Executive Officer, Ray Laflamme, and since that, the company’s Board and Management reviving its business strategy actively.

VIVO Cannabis’ board of directors met to review the company’s proposed strategy. In addition, it also assessed alternative options and announced that it would enhance its focus on assisting its medical business retail, health, and wellness. Moreover, currently, the company is positioned as strong in medical cannabis by having many assets. By enhancing these assets, the company anticipates establishing itself as an international medical leader focused on improving the patients’ lives.

VIVO Path to Profitability

VIVO Cannabis targets feedback from its medical stakeholders and patients, reduces operations expenses, and integrates its business and operating systems to attain profitability. VIVO

Cannabis’s Strong assets are Canna Farms and ABcann Medicinals, EU-GMP Certification, Harvest Medicine, Patient care expertise, Germany, Australia, and other international markets.

Ray Laflamme’s Statement

Chief Executive Officer, Ray Laflamme, said they recognized their strengths and are committed to providing value to their patients and shareholders by improving those strengths. He also adds that they will continue to work as a team and listen to the patient’s needs, health professionals, advocacy, and payors groups in domestic and global medical markets. With an enhanced and renewed focus on their medical channels’ core values, VIVO Cannabis re-commit to assisting people as their top priority.

Canna Farms began as a first patient company from the beginning. This is a progression to re-commit their efforts given their success in the last six years. The company expects to maintain recreational sales on core products to support consumers who purchase across these channels in health and wellness products.

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