Bridge Therapeutics Selects Amendola for Strategic Guidance and Thought Leadership Program for Anticipated Launch of New Pain Management Therapy

Scottsdale, Ariz.—May 30, 2017 –Amendola Communications, an award-winning healthcare marketing and public relations agency, announced today that Bridge Therapeutics, Inc., has selected Amendola as its agency of record. Bridge Therapeutics, an innovative development-stage specialty pharmaceutical company, will be pursuing FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval of a patented (U.S. Patent #8410092) novel drug combination for the treatment of chronic pain in opioid-experienced patients.

Bridge selected Amendola after a rigorous agency review process. Amendola will provide a broad range of public relations and thought leadership services that promote Bridge Therapeutics as a pioneer and innovator in improving the lives of patients living with chronic pain through safer, more effective, and less addictive pain management.

Bridge Therapeutics’ investigational drug compound BT-205 is a unique combination of two synergistic chronic pain drugs—the partial-agonist opioid buprenorphine and the NSAID meloxicam—delivered in a state-of-the-art sublingual formulation. BT-205 is being developed to replace dangerous, full-agonist opioid-based drugs with a safer and more effective medication.

“We are excited that Amendola Communications will help us to bring our message about safer approaches to those struggling with chronic pain and addiction to the market,” said Alton Kelley, director of business development for Bridge Therapeutics. “Chronic pain affects more 100 million Americans today, which the Institutes of Medicine report is more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. As we go through the FDA and EMA approval and commercialization process, we look forward to partnering with Amendola to help us educate the market about the benefits of replacing dangerous opioid-based drugs with a safer and more effective therapy for those struggling with chronic pain and addiction.”

BT-205 has the potential to be a new treatment option for healthcare providers around the world, and to offer patients an alternative chronic pain therapy. When dosed as a combination drug, buprenorphine and meloxicam have stronger pain relief effects, which allows the use of low dosage strengths of both and reduces the potential for negative side-effects.

Amendola Communications will provide targeted strategic public relations services, including media research, media relations, and the generation of top-tier awards and speaking opportunities. The agency will also be responsible for delivering a range of content demonstrating the thought leadership and expertise of Bridge Therapeutics’ key opinion leaders (KOLs), including bylined articles, poster presentations, press releases and other materials.

“Bridge Therapeutics offers an exciting and innovative approach to addressing the opioid addiction crisis facing our nation today,” said Jodi Amendola, CEO of Amendola Communications. “Addictive chronic pain drugs today kill more Americans than road crashes, and yet the massive chronic pain market in the United States still lacks a non-addictive pain medication. We look forward to promoting Bridge Therapeutics and its key opinion leaders as the company continues to go through its regulatory approval and commercialization process.”

About Amendola Communications

Amendola Communications is an award-winning national public relations, marketing communications, social media and content marketing firm. Named one of the best information technology (IT) PR firms in the nation four times by PRSourceCode, Amendola represents some of the best-known brands and groundbreaking startups in the healthcare and HIT industries. Amendola’s seasoned team of PR and marketing pros delivers strategic guidance and effective solutions to help organizations boost their reputation and drive market share. For more information about the PR industry’s “A Team,” visit www.acmarketingpr.com, and follow Amendola on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Bridge Therapeutics

Bridge Therapeutics®, based in Birmingham, Ala., is an innovative development-stage specialty pharmaceutical company pursuing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) approvals of a patented (U.S. Patent #8410092) drug combination, BT-205, for the treatment of chronic pain in opioid-experienced patients. The investigational drug BT-205 is a unique combination of two synergistic chronic pain drugs—the partial-agonist opioid buprenorphine and the NSAID meloxicam—delivered in a state-of-the-art sublingual formulation. The dosing and delivery method will be a commercial advantage over the current alternatives. Bridge Therapeutics’ goal is to make the BT-205 compound and other investigational new drug candidates available to millions of patients in which addictive and potentially dangerous full-agonist opioids such as oxycodone and morphine are ineffective and/or unsatisfactory. The company is focused on improving the lives of patients living with chronic pain by developing new approaches to pain management that are safer, more effective, and less addictive. For more information, visit www.bridgetherapeutics.com.

Media Contact: Tara Stultz | 440.225.9595 | tstultz@acmarketingpr.com

Healthcare IT Agency, Amendola Communications, Releases Top 7 Blog Posts for Spring Cleaning your PR & Marketing

Agency insiders give tips to refresh and reenergize content marketing, tradeshows, social media and more

SCOTTSDALE, AZ., May 9, 2017—With more than half of the year still on the horizon, healthcare IT marketers and communicators are evaluating next steps to promote their companies. To jumpstart creative thinking, check out the following series of blog posts from  Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and healthcare IT public relations and marketing agency.

“The Four P’s to Think Like a Marketer.” As marketers prepare their budgets, a few perennial questions emerge. Should more of the budget be allocated to content marketing or advertising? On trade shows or public relations? There is no shortage of options vying for the marketer’s dollar, but savvy marketers get that a balanced approach is better than risking most of their budget on a single strategy. With that, a terrific process exists to get the most results out of existing resources.

“Don’t Judge a Book by its Sales: Tips for Making Your Book a Relationship Magnet.”  It’s a marketing vehicle tapped by relatively few companies, but a book can attract attention, credibility and leads galore. For executives seeking to establish their thought leadership or steer their way to media attention, penning an authoritative book could be the most direct path they take.

“Content Marketing: Remember to Ask “And Then?” A blog post or video that’s gone viral, a webinar that attracted lots of sign-ups…too often these are considered ideal end goals, when what they really should be are the starting points. Wise marketers plan ahead to make sure there’s always a next step in place to guide prospects to the sale.

“Tips for Social Media Success.” A social media presence is almost as important as a brick-and-mortar address, at least from a public relations and marketing standpoint. Yet for many companies, social media remains an enigma, especially with so many social media platforms to learn and navigate. And make no mistake, each does have its own set of best practices. The good news is there are universal guidelines to quickly become a competent practitioner of social media marketing and PR.

“HIMSS is Over, Now What?” Sure, HIMSS is several months in the rear view mirror. But there is still time left to leverage the investment made in the show, and act on the contacts and opportunities that were made to secure analyst coverage, bylines and more.

“The Press Release: Marketing’s Swiss Army Knife.” Just like the Swiss Army knife performs a multitude of functions, so too does the press release. In fact, this staple of public relations turns out to have a surprisingly versatile set of benefits for marketers, from SEO to lead gen. This is in addition to the good public relations and media attention that a strong press release can still generate.

“How to Make the News, Even When You’re Not the Headline.” Companies often hire PR agencies with the intent of getting front page coverage on USA Today or the Wall Street Journal or to star in an in-depth feature in a widely read trade publication. However, such a score rarely happens at the beginning of one’s PR effort; even Steve Jobs had to wait years to become a media darling. However, there are plenty of other ways to garner attention from the press that are of great value to any company.

Amendola’s blog posts cover all things public relations and marketing. A go-to source for communications professionals, the blog publishes on a weekly basis and features over a dozen subject matter experts in every aspect of publicizing and marketing healthcare technology companies.

About Amendola Communications
Amendola Communications is an award-winning national public relations, marketing communications, social media and content marketing firm. Named one of the best information technology (IT) PR firms in the nation four times by PRSourceCode, Amendola represents some of the best-known brands and groundbreaking startups in the healthcare and HIT industries. Amendola’s seasoned team of PR and marketing pros delivers strategic guidance and effective solutions to help organizations boost their reputation and drive market share. For more information about the PR industry’s “A Team,” visit www.acmarketingpr.com, and follow Amendola on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Marcia Rhodes, Amendola Communications, 480.664.8412 ext. 15 / mrhodes@acmarketingpr.com