May 24, 2018 / 11:12 AM / 10 months ago

FDA declines to approve Recro Pharma's non-opioid pain shot

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday declined to approve Recro Pharma's IV meloxicam noting the pain-relieving effect of the drug did not meet its expectations.

The drug is a non-opioid injection to treat moderate-to-severe pain.

Unlike the drug's oral version, which has been on the market for several years, Recro's intravenous formulation is long-acting for treating acute pain, particularly in patients who have undergone surgery. (Reporting by Sharnya G and Tamara Mathias; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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