Placebo response is one of the most significant challenges faced by drug developers who are investigating new pain medications. According to a review of published chronic neuropathic pain trials, placebo responses have increased in magnitude over time, making it even more difficult to definitively demonstrate treatment advantage. Research has also shown that up to 60 percent of study participants may experience placebo-related analgesic responses and that these responses may be persistent.
O.C Suboxone understands the severity of opioid use disorder and is working to raise awareness on healthier alternatives to treat chronic pain.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Athena Bioscience LLC’s Qdolo (tramadol hydrochloride) Oral Solution 5mg/1mL C-IV, an opioid agonist indicated in adults for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.
Acadia Pharmaceuticals is adding a novel pain portfolio to the company’s pipeline through the acquisition of Texas-based CerSci Therapeutics for $52.5 million.
With the opioid crisis gripping the United States, many doctors have been looking at alternate treatments to help patients with long-term chronic pain. A new study shows that the venom from a scorpion sting could provide a solution.
DyAnsys Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the company’s auricular neurostimulation device, Drug Relief, to be used as an aid to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal without narcotics.
Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track designation for tanezumab for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and chronic low back pain (CLBP).
Zoetis Inc. and Nexvet Biopharma plc announced an agreement. Zoetis, through a wholly owned subsidiary (Zoetis Bidco), will purchase Nexvet, an innovator in monoclonal antibody therapies for companion animals, for a purchase price of US$6.72 per share, representing an aggregate equity valuation of approximately $85 million.