Washington, D.C. 20549







Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 27, 2018 



TherapeuticsMD, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Nevada   001-00100   87-0233535

(State or Other

Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


6800 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Third Floor

Boca Raton, FL 33487

(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (561) 961-1900


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Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 27, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of TherapeuticsMD, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), appointed Ms. Jane F. Barlow, M.D., M.B.A, M.P.H. to serve as a director of the Company.

The Board has determined that Dr. Barlow is independent under the rules of the NASDAQ Global Select Market.


As director of the Company, Dr. Barlow will receive compensation in the same manner as the Company’s other non-employee directors.  

Dr. Barlow has not been appointed to any committees of the Board at this time.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. Barlow and any other person pursuant to which Dr. Barlow was appointed as a director of the Company. Other than as described in this Current Report on Form 8-K, since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year, the Company has not engaged in any transactions, and there are no proposed transactions, or series of similar transactions, in which Dr. Barlow was or is to be a participant and in which any related person had a direct or indirect material interest in which the amount involved exceeds or exceeded $120,000.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On April 2, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Ms. Jane F. Barlow, M.D., M.B.A, M.P.H. to the Board. A copy of the press release is furnished as exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The information furnished in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)     Exhibits.


Exhibit Index


Exhibit Number   Description
99.1   Press release dated April 2, 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.


Date:  April 2, 2018 THERAPEUTICSMD, INC.
  By: /s/ Daniel A. Cartwright
  Name: Daniel A. Cartwright
  Title: Chief Financial Officer




TherapeuticsMD, Inc. 8-K


Exhibit 99.1





TherapeuticsMD Announces Expansion of Board of Directors


- Dr. Jane F. Barlow Appointed as Independent Director -


BOCA RATON, Florida, April 2, 2018 – TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD), an innovative women’s healthcare company, today announced the appointment of Jane F. Barlow, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. as an independent director to the Board of Directors.


Dr. Barlow previously served as Associate Chief Medical Officer for CVS Health and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health’s Medicare and Government Services business segment, where she drove clinical strategies supporting drug purchasing, distribution, and utilization management for over five billion annual prescriptions. Prior to CVS Health, she served as Vice President of Clinical Innovation at MEDCO Health Solutions, focused on clinical innovations into all aspects of pharmacy and pharmacy benefits management for over 60 million members. Dr. Barlow is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Jane Barlow & Associates, LLC.


Dr. Barlow is a clinical and strategic executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in driving cost-effective medical, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical strategies, directing corporate health benefits, delivering patient care, and supporting health systems. She is a recognized leader in payer reimbursement, health policy, technology, quality and compliance, benefits design, and population health management. Dr. Barlow is active in evaluating the economic impact and value of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics to aid payers and manufacturers in defining access and coverage strategies.


“We are very pleased to add Dr. Barlow as the newest independent director to our Board. She has a wealth of experience as both a director and a member of senior management at successful healthcare organizations,” said TherapeuticsMD CEO Robert G. Finizio. “This is an exciting time in our company’s growth and development, and Dr. Barlow’s skill set complements our transformation to a commercial organization in the years ahead.”


About TherapeuticsMD, Inc.


TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing and commercializing products exclusively for women. With its SYMBODA™ technology, TherapeuticsMD is developing advanced hormone therapy pharmaceutical products to enable delivery of bio-identical hormones through a variety of dosage forms and administration routes. The Company’s late stage clinical pipeline includes two product candidates that have completed phase 3 trials and are awaiting approval by the FDA: TX-001HR for treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) due to menopause and TX-004HR for treatment of moderate-to-severe vaginal pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) due to menopause. The Company also manufactures and distributes branded and generic prescription prenatal vitamins under the vitaMedMD® and BocaGreenMD® brands.




Forward-Looking Statements


This press release by TherapeuticsMD, Inc. may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to TherapeuticsMD’s objectives, plans and strategies as well as statements, other than historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that the company intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future. These statements are often characterized by terminology such as “believes,” “hopes,” “may,” “anticipates,” “should,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “positioned,” “strategy” and similar expressions and are based on assumptions and assessments made in light of management’s experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the company undertakes no duty to update or revise any such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the company’s control. Important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from forward-looking statements are described in the sections titled “Risk Factors” in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as reports on Form 8-K, and include the following: the company’s ability to resolve the deficiencies identified by the FDA in the company’s new drug application for its TX-004HR product candidate and the time frame associated with such resolution; whether the FDA will approve the amended NDA for the company’s TX-004HR product candidate and whether such approval will occur by the PDUFA target action date; whether the FDA will approve the NDA for the company’s TX-001HR product candidate and whether such approval will occur by the PDUFA target action date; the company’s ability to maintain or increase sales of its products; the company’s ability to develop and commercialize its hormone therapy drug candidates and obtain additional financing necessary therefor; the length, cost and uncertain results of the company’s clinical trials, including any additional clinical trials that the FDA may require in connection with TX-004HR; the potential of adverse side effects or other safety risks that could preclude the approval of the company’s hormone therapy drug candidates; the company’s reliance on third parties to conduct its clinical trials, research and development and manufacturing; the availability of reimbursement from government authorities and health insurance companies for the company’s products; the impact of product liability lawsuits; the influence of extensive and costly government regulation; the volatility of the trading price of the company’s common stock and the concentration of power in its stock ownership. PDF copies of the company’s historical press releases and financial tables can be viewed and downloaded at its website: www.therapeuticsmd.com/pressreleases.aspx.


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