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Another Potential Fibromyalgia Drug Bites The Dust

Thursday 20 July 2017


From the National Pain Report:


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Another Potential Fibromyalgia Drug Bites the Dust

By Donna Gregory Burch
July 18, 2017
Copyright 2016 National Pain Report

The fibromyalgia community suffered yet another disappointment earlier this month when drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo announced mirogabalin, a potential new treatment, failed to meet its pain-reducing goals in clinical trials.

Last year, I reported that three potential new fibromyalgia drugs were heading to clinical trials. Two of those contenders – mirogabalin and TNX-102, a sublingual form of cyclobenzaprine, have now been shown to be ineffective for fibromyalgia. The third drug – an antiviral/anti-inflammatory combo named IMC-1 – will likely head to trial later this year.

Mirogabalin is a cousin of Lyrica, the first drug ever approved to treat fibromyalgia, but it was supposed to work better than Lyrica with fewer side effects. Unfortunately, mirogabalin didn’t live up to those claims.


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