Eladur Patch for Low Back Pain Doesn't Meet Study Goals

Eladur, an investigational transdermal drug patch for low back pain, did not meet goals in a double-blind study, according to a report by its maker, Durect.

Eladur delivers for up to three days bupivacaine, an FDA-approved long-acting local anesthetic used in regional anesthesia for local tissue infiltration, nerve block, and epidural and intrathecal anesthesia.

"Demonstrating efficacy against placebo in a chronic low back pain trial is challenging for any topical locally acting product," said James E. Brown, president and CEO of Durect. "We and Pfizer are continuing to analyze this most recent study and will work together to determine next steps."

Read the Durect report on Eladur.

Read more coverage of low back pain.

- Imaging Doesn't Benefit Most Low Back Pain

- Study Shows Risk Factors for Lower Back Pain in Adolescents

- Study: More Patients Receiving Diagnostic Imaging for Lower Back Pain in ED

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers

Featured Podcast