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US Back Pain Market Approaches $23 Billion in 2018 - Anticipated Long-Acting, Abuse-Resistant Opioids Drive Value
Date:3/23/2009

re than 100 pain clinics that includes prescribing data on back pain and more than 30 other pain indications.

In the development pipeline more than 170 agents worldwide could have the potential to treat back pain, with 10 agents in active clinical trials specifically for the treatment of back pain. Among the 170, 60 agents are in development for indications closely related to back pain, such as musculoskeletal pain, inflammatory pain, acute pain and neuropathic pain. All of these agents are reviewed in this report. Currently, worldwide, there are 39 agents in late-stage (Phase III+) development with a potential to treat back pain. The 5 late-stage compounds that are being studied specifically for the treatment of back pain are Eli Lilly's SNRI Cymbalta, Abbott's Vicodin CR (an extended release formulation of the popular hydrocodone/APAP combination), Cephalon's Fentora, an effervescent oral formulation of fentanyl, Pfizer's Celebrex, which is seeking regulatory approval in Japan for the treatment of back pain, and Ortho-McNeil/ Grunenthal's tapentadol controlled release, an opioid receptor agonist/ norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.

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