A snakebit biotech receives second CRL for reformulated pain med, potentially putting the kibosh on its chances
Fortress Biotech’s small cap company Avenue Therapeutics has run into another roadblock at the FDA, and this time it may prove to be a TKO.
Avenue received its second CRL for an IV formulation of the drug tramadol to treat post-operative pain, the biotech announced Monday morning, following an initial rejection last October. The thumbs down was due to the FDA finding the “delayed and unpredictable onset” of pain reduction from tramadol didn’t suggest a benefit as a monotherapy, and there’s not enough information to know whether it works in combination with other therapies, Avenue said.
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