There are more than 50 million in-patient operations performed annually in the U.S. requiring pain relief for up to 5 days; in 2010 outpatient operations surpassed this and continue to grow
Many of the pain relief products available are narcotics, which can have severe side effects. Recent guidelines from the CDC recommend reducing opiate prescriptions.
A transdermal formulation with a non-narcotic drug mitigates the potential for abuse of a potent drug and provides sustained pain relief for 24 hours and can be applied daily for up to 5 days
Surgical pain can be intense (joint replacement surgery, cancer surgery, etc.)
Drugs used to treat this pain include the opiates, Oxycontin®, and fentanyl. These drugs have recently been targeted for rampant abuse.
Elliptical Therapeutics’ product utilizes a potent non-narcotic drug ketorolac tromethamine that is often used via injection or iv drip during surgery, and a nasal formulation used post-surgery; the patch could seamlessly move the patient from the operating room to post operative pain relief.
Our transdermal formulation mitigates the potential for abuse of a potent drug and provides sustained relief for 24 hours; additional patches can be administered over several days.
An emerging company using off-patent drugs in improved formulations to treat pain.