logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Pfizer Reveals Lyrica Capsules Were Granted FDA Approval For Neuropathic Pain

Pfizer Inc (PFE: Quote) Thursday announced that U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, has granted approval for the use of Lyrica capsules for the management of neutopathic pain associated with spinal cord injury.

The company stated that Lyrica has been given priority review designation by the FDA for the new indication.

Pfizer further stated that neuropathic pain can be experienced above, at or below the level of the spinal cord injury, and is typically not confined to one area in the body. Approximately one-third of spinal cord injury patients report below-level neuropathic pain that is severe or excruciating. Patients may experience neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury as early as two weeks after injury and it may persist for up to 25 years.

"Until now, no FDA approved treatment options were available in the U.S. for people with neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury, a condition which can be extremely disabling," said Steven J. Romano, MD, senior vice president and head, medicines development group, Global Primary Care Business Unit, Pfizer. "The approval of Lyrica for this indication is a significant milestone, exemplifying Pfizer's commitment to pursue scientific advancements that address unmet medical needs."

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Internet giant Google Inc. (GOOGL, GOOG) has launched a new online flight search tool that makes it easy to find out the best flight deal. The tool dubbed "Google Flights" provides a calendar that one can scroll through and see the lowest fare highlighted for each day. One can also use the lowest... Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a start-up that has adopted Elon Musk's ambitious project of high-speed transportation system, plans to build a Hyperloop test track in California and completed as early as 2016. Hyperloop Test Technologies, a crowd-funded company, plans to take Musk's dream... Colors have set the social media afire after an otherwise innocuous photo of a bodycon dress kept users guessing as to what hues permeate it. Opinions are divided, with some seeing the dress as white and gold, and others as blue and black. The photo was posted on Tumblr by a user called Swiked.
comments powered by Disqus
RELATED NEWS
Trade PFE now with 
Follow RTT