Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): February 5, 2018  

Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware 000-2995991-1911336
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


7801 N Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 260, Austin, TX 78731
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On February 5, 2018, the Registrant issued a press release, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1. Press release dated February 5, 2018


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
Date: February 5, 2018By: /s/ Remi Barbier        
  Remi Barbier
  Chairman of the Board of Directors,
President and Chief Executive Officer



Pain Therapeutics Reports 2017 Financial Results and Corporate Update

– 2018 Focus will be on REMOXY, Fiscal Discipline and Advancing Pipeline –

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTIE) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017.  Net loss in 2017 was $11.9 million, or $1.82 per share, compared to a net loss in 2016 of $14.9 million, or $2.28 per share.

Net cash used during the year ended December 31, 2017 was $8.2 million.  Cash and investments were $10.5 million as of December 31, 2017, with no debt.  We believe net cash usage in 2018 will decrease significantly compare to 2017 and may be in the range of $5-6 million.

“In 2018, our focus will be on REMOXY and its potential to receive marketing clearance this year,” said Remi Barbier, Chairman, President & CEO. “As part of this focus, we intend to resubmit the REMOXY NDA to the FDA in Q1 with Priority Review; to maintain fiscal discipline; and to advance the progress of our earlier‐stage programs with non-dilutive funding.”

Financial Highlights for 2017

Operating Highlights for 2017

Our Pipeline of Drug Assets Includes:
REMOXY ER (extended-release oxycodone CII) – Proprietary abuse-deterrent, twice-daily, oral oxycodone capsules for severe chronic pain.  NDA resubmission remains on-track for resubmission to the FDA in Q1 2018.

FENROCK (transdermal fentanyl patch system) – Proprietary abuse-deterrent skin patch for severe pain.  Early-stage program, substantially funded by a research grant award from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

PTI-125 – Proprietary small molecule drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  Phase I clinical-stage program, substantially funded by a research grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

PTI-125Dx – Blood-based diagnostic/biomarker to detect Alzheimer’s disease. Early-stage program, substantially funded by a research grant award from the NIH.

We own worldwide commercial rights to all of our drug assets.

About REMOXY ER (extended-release oxycodone capsules CII)
REMOXY ER is a proprietary, abuse-deterrent, extended-release oral formulation of oxycodone. The proposed indication for this drug candidate is for "the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate."  We developed REMOXY to make oxycodone difficult to abuse yet provide 12 hours of steady pain relief when used appropriately by patients.  In particular, REMOXY’s thick, sticky, high-viscosity gel-cap formulation may deter unapproved routes of drug administration, such as injection, snorting or smoking.

About Opioid Abuse
Opioid drugs such as oxycodone are an important treatment option for patients with severe chronic pain.  However, oxycodone abuse and diversion remain serious, persistent problems. Drug overdose deaths exceeded 64,000 in 2016, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  For over a decade, we have pioneered Abuse-Deterrent Formulations (ADFs) to help in the fight against prescription drug abuse.  ADFs attempt to raise the bar on prescription drug abuse by making it more difficult, longer or aversive to tamper with long-acting opioid formulations, recognizing that no drug can be made abuse-proof.

About Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
We develop proprietary drugs that offer significant improvements to patients and physicians. Our expertise consists of developing new drugs and guiding these through various regulatory and development pathways in preparation for their eventual commercialization.  We generally focus our drug development efforts around disorders of the nervous system.  The FDA has not yet established the safety or efficacy of our drug candidates.

NOTE: REMOXY ER and FENROCK are trademarks of Pain Therapeutics, Inc.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act").  Pain Therapeutics disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Act.  Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the abuse potential of our drug candidates; the planned resubmission of the REMOXY NDA in a timely matter or our expected use of cash in 2018.  Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various factors.  Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties relating to development and testing of our drug candidates; unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of our drug candidates; the uncertainty of patent protection for our intellectual property or trade secrets; unanticipated additional research and development, litigation and other costs; and the potential for abuse-deterrent pain medications or other competing products to be developed by competitors and potential competitors or others.  For further information regarding these and other risks related to our business, investors should consult our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

– Financial Tables Follow –

(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
 Three Months Ended Years Ended
 December 31, December 31,
 2017 2016 2017 2016
Operating expenses:           
Research and development 1,544   1,335   7,615   9,176 
General and administrative 879   1,208   4,334   5,781 
Total operating expenses 2,423   2,543   11,949   14,957 
Operating loss (2,423)  (2,543)  (11,949)  (14,957)
Interest income 5   21   38   107 
Net loss$(2,418) $(2,522) $(11,911) $(14,850)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.37) $(0.39) $(1.82) $(2.28)
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per           
share, basic and diluted 6,538   6,535   6,537   6,520 
(in thousands)
       December 31,
       2017 2016
Current assets           
Cash, cash equivalents      $10,479  $16,615 
Marketable securities          2,099 
Other current assets       184   356 
Total current assets       10,663   19,070 
Other non-current assets       168   232 
Total assets      $10,831  $19,302 
Liabilities and stockholders' equity            
Current liabilities           
Accounts payable      $424  $303 
Accrued development expense       399   27 
Other accrued liabilities       309   335 
Total current liabilities       1,132   665 
Total liabilities       1,132   665 
Stockholders' equity           
Common stock       7   7 
Additional paid-in-capital       167,091   164,118 
Accumulated other comprehensive income           
Accumulated deficit       (157,399)  (145,488)
Total stockholders' equity       9,699   18,637 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity      $10,831  $19,302 

For More Information Contact:
Ruth Araya
Pain Therapeutics, Inc.
(512) 501-2485