AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from FDA for New Drug Application for Zalviso(TM)

July 26, 2014 2:04 AM

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) for the Company's new drug application (NDA) for Zalviso(TM) (sufentanil sublingual tablet system). The Company is currently reviewing the FDA's comments and requests contained in the CRL and plans to discuss these requests with the FDA.

The CRL contains requests for additional information on the Zalviso System to ensure proper use of the device. The requests include provision of bench data demonstrating a reduction in the incidence of optical system errors which require premature drug cartridge change, changes to the Instructions f...

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