About Acute In-Hospital Pain
Acute pain management in the hospital, in particular post-operative analgesia, remains a significant challenge for healthcare providers. Current treatment methods include IV PCA, continuous epidural infusion, as well as other regional anesthesia techniques. IV PCA relies on a computerized pump that is attached to a patient's IV catheter. A variety of opioids, most frequently morphine, may be patient-administered via the PCA pump. The invasive nature of IV PCA delivery and the potential for programming errors when setting up the pump are well-known disadvantages of this method of pain control.
About AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals is a privately held pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of new therapies for the treatment of pain and other conditions where there is an unmet need for improved safety and efficacy. The company applies its proprietary dosage form and delivery technologies to enhance the safety, therapeutic benefit and commercial attractiveness of currently approved compounds.
For additional information about AcelRx Pharmaceuticals visit http://www.acelrx.com.
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