FDA accepts application for NSAID painkiller

Iroko seeks approval for formulation of diclofenac

PHILADELPHIA — The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory application for a new painkiller from Iroko Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Monday.

Iroko is seeking approval for a lower-dose, submicron diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for treating mild to moderate acute pain in adults.

"The FDA's acceptance of our first [new drug application] filing for lower-dose submicron diclofenac is an important milestone for Iroko," Iroko president and CEO John Vavricka said. "Our goal is to address the significant unmet need in pain management by bringing new options to patients and physicians. We look forward to working closely with the FDA during the review process."


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