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Use of Emerging Acute Postoperative Pain Treatments Will be Highly Dependent on the Agents' Formulary Coverage, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group
BURLINGTON, Mass., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Mallinckrodt's (formerly Cadence Pharmaceuticals') Ofirmev, the only parenteral formulation of acetaminophen to have reached the U.S. pain market, enjoys notable use among surveyed surgeons and anesthesiologists, as well as widespread coverage (albeit with restrictions) in the majority of surveyed hospital pharmacy directors' formularies. Surveyed physicians and hospital pharmacy directors cite the agent's efficacy in reducing postoperative opioid consumption as the most important attribute driving prescribing and coverage, respectively. Nevertheless, despite their satisfaction with Ofirmev's opioid-sparing effects, physicians and pharmacy directors continue to report that reducing postoperative opioid consumption and lowering the incidence of opioid-related adverse events remain two of the greatest areas of unmet need in postoperative pain treatment.
Other key findings from the U.S. Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Acute Moderate to Severe Postoperative Pain: How Will U.S. Prescribers and Payers Determine the Success of Emerging Pain Therapies in the Hospital Setting?:
Comments from Decision Resources Group Analyst Andrea Buurma:
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