Late Breaking News
Ofirmev Injection Available on VA Formulary For Relief of Mild/Moderate Pain
- Categorized in: April 2013, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), FDA News, Pain Management, Pharmacy
SAN DIEGO - Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Ofirmev (acetaminophen) injection has been made available on the VA National Formulary (VANF) and must be available for prescription at all VA facilities. .Ofirmev is the first non-narcotic, non-NSAID, intravenous analgesic available in the United States. Ofirmev, FDA-approved in 2010, is indicated for the management of mild to moderate pain, the management of moderate to severe pain with adjunctive opioid analgesics, and the reduction of fever. From January 2011 through January 2013, more than 6.6 million vials of the product were distributed to approximately 3,700 acute care facilities, Cadence reported.