From a clinical standpoint, acute pain is the most common symptom to treat, and medical professionals are constantly seeking better ways to effectively care for their patients.
Similar to pain, nausea and vomiting can be equally as difficult to endure. Unfortunately, they are prevalent side effects associated with drugs and medical conditions dominating the pain management markets. In 2015, IR hydrocodone, in combination with acetaminophen (APAP), was dispensed 97 million times in the US to treat pain.1 Two of the most common side effects of this treatment are nausea and vomiting.
The research efforts of Charleston Laboratories are directed toward innovating the global pain market. Charleston Laboratories’ novel product platform includes analgesics combined with antiemetics at various strengths and routes of administration. Charleston Laboratories is also exploring abuse deterrent formulations — all of which are destined to shift the treatment paradigm in acute pain care.
Reference: 1. IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Medicines Use and Spending in the U.S.: A Review of 2015 and Outlook to 2020. Parsippany, NJ: IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics; 2016.