HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
FDA approves Pfizer's Lyrica for the treatment of the two most common forms of neuropathic pain

NEW YORK, December 31, 2004 - Pfizer Inc said today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market LyricaTM (pregabalin capsules) for the management of neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Lyrica is the first FDA-approved treatment for both of these neuropathic pain states, which are distinctly different from arthritis or musculoskeletal pain.

Developed by Pfizer, Lyrica has a newly defined mechanism of action. Lyrica will be available to physicians and patients in the near future.

"Lyrica is an important new therapy for millions of people suffering from the two most common neuropathic pain conditions as it provides rapid and sustained pain relief," said Dr. Joseph Feczko, president of Worldwide Development at Pfizer. "Lyrica also represents a major achievement in Pfizer's research program and confirms our leadership in bringing life-changing medicines to patients."

Neuropathic pain, one of the most debilitating forms of pain, is caused by nerve damage that can result from underlying conditions, such as diabetes or shingles. Nearly half of the 18 million Americans with diabetes will develop some form of diabetic neuropathy over the course of their disease and about one in six diabetes patients will experience painful diabetic neuropathy. The pain of DPN is often described as burning, tingling, sharp, stabbing, or pins and needles in the feet, legs, hands or arms.

PHN is a complication of shingles, a painful outbreak of rash or blisters on the skin caused by a reactivation of the same virus that causes chicken pox. Each year, about 150,000 Americans develop PHN, which is often characterized as constant stabbing, burning, or electric shock-like sensation.

The efficacy of Lyrica was established in six double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, three involving patients with DPN and three involving patients with
'"/>

Contact: Rebecca Hamm
212-733-8811
Burson-Marsteller
7-Jan-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. FDA approves Enablex for treatment of overactive bladder
2. FDA approves Fosrenol(R) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients
3. FDA approves Adderall XR (R) to treat ADHD in adults
4. FDA approves EPZICOM
5. FDA approves new labelling for Seroquel in bioplar mania
6. FDA approves Enbrel to treat psoriasis
7. FDA approves Climara Pro to treat menopause symptoms
8. FDA approves new approach to schizophrenia treatment
9. FDA approves new HIV protease inhibitor, Lexiva (TM)
10. FDA approves Wellbutrin XL(TM)
11. FDA approves Baxters ADVATE for the treatment of hemophilia A

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin ... companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and ... This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions today announced ... and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first two dispensaries ... manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification solutions for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MD (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... protocols for human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect ... G9™ Cloning Medium. The PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Randall Markarian, DDS, are co-chairs for the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) Foundation’s ... 15-16 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. , They expect ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... Foundation, a not-for-profit organization responsible for clinical transfusion research programs and for the ... the Pathogen Reduction Evaluation and Predictive Analytical Rating Score (PREPAReS) study. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to conquer ... in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has today ... world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens up ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... , TwinLink™ - the first dual communication ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has ... Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom, ... their offering. Surgical ... business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data in a ... an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and inhibitors, including ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... WASHINGTON , June 23, 2016  The ... Pharmaceuticals has joined the health policy research organization ... Steven Romano , MD, senior vice president and ... his company,s representative on the NPC Board of ... are pleased that Mallinckrodt has joined us in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: