One Loss, One Tie: US FDA Panels Prove Difficult For Opioid Sponsors Intellipharmaceutics, Esteve
Advisory committee votes 24-2 against approval of Intellipharmaceutics’ Aximris XR due to concerns the extended-release oxycodone formulation may be more susceptible to intranasal abuse than existing products; Esteve fares better with its tramadol/celecoxib combination, securing a tie vote on approval for acute pain.
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