Teva-Xenon painkiller wins orphan designation from FDA

04/24/2013 | Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

The FDA has granted orphan-drug status to Teva Pharmaceutical and Xenon Pharmaceuticals' XEN402, an experimental drug for pain associated with erythromelalgia. A midstage trial showed that the drug, which inhibits the SCN9A sodium channel, alleviates erythromelalgia-related pain.

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