Only some doses of Trevena’s experimental opioid painkiller were found as effective as morphine in two late-stage studies, though the drug met its main study goals.

Women who take the pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with behavior problems than those who do not.

An Australian court ordered Reckitt Benckiser to pull several of its Nurofen pain relief products from the market, saying on Monday the British firm had misled consumers by marketing identical products for different types of pain.   The Federal Court ruled that the Nurofen Back Pain, Period Pain, Migraine Pain and Tension Headache products were […]

PARIS – After experimental multiple sclerosis drug vatelizumab failed to meet its primary endpoints in a mid-stage trial, Sanofi AG (SNY) said it has dropped plans to develop the drug with India-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals.   During a second-quarter results analysis with media members, Glenmark revealed that Sanofi was terminating the development agreement for vatelizumab, also […]

(Reuters Health) – Total knee replacement can usually relieve pain and improve function, but a nonsurgical regimen can also be effective in some people without posing the complication risks that can plague people who choose surgery, according to a new study. The test found that while 85 percent of patients who underwent surgery showed clinically-significant […]

Johnson & Johnson’s Stelara was significantly better than placebo at inducing clinical response and remissions in patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease, according to data from a late stage trial, providing ammunition for a potential expanded approval of the medicine. Stelara, a biotech medicine that blocks inflammation, is approved to treat the skin condition […]

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“the Company”) announced today that it will reorganize its U.S. Commercial organization as it begins to transition from a maturing primary care product portfolio to a differentiated specialty portfolio that will include areas such as cardiovascular, pain management and oncology.  “As we face the loss […]

Nestle is working with Lipid Therapeutics to develop and commercialize a new therapeutic treatment for mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis, which can causes ulcers, bleeding and pain due to inflammation of the colon, the company said on Wednesday. Nestle Health Science intends to develop an add-on therapy to an existing one that is commonly used but with […]

STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aerocrine (STO:AEROB) As previously announced, today is the last day of trading in the Aerocrine stock on Nasdaq Stockholm. Following completion of the recent public tender offer, Circassia Pharmaceuticals Plc (“Circassia”) has initiated a mandatory redemption procedure to acquire all shares not already held by Circassia. Further information on the redemption procedure will be […]

It sounds too good to be true. Shining red light on skin or cells in a dish gives an instant energy boost that could help heal wounds, relieve pain and perhaps help male infertility and other medical conditions. The curious healing effect has been known for decades – researchers have been investigating its use in […]