The US-based drug maker's lyrica developed to treat post-traumatic neuropathic pain has shown reduced efficacy in its final Phase III trial stage.
Currently there is no FDA-approved drug for treating chronic nerve pain caused by traumatic accidents or surgeries. The company had high hopes on this already existing FDA-approved drug Lyrica. But it has showed efficacy equal to only that of the placebo. The phase III trial is the final trial conducted by the drug developers for obtaining its approval from the FDA.
The generic name of Lyrica is Pregabalin and it was originally developed to treat general anxiety disorder and epilepsy. The drug has been already approved by the FDA for treating nerve pains caused due to various conditions such as diabetes, shingles, spinal cord injuries, fibromyalgia and epilepsy.