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AFT Pharmaceuticals painkiller meets main goal in phase 3 trial

AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd. said the phase 3 trial for the intravenous form of its Maxigesic painkiller met its main goal, showing that the drug provided superior pain relief compared to paracetamol, ibuprofen or placebo.

Results indicated a highly statistically significant difference between treatment groups in the primary endpoint for the improvement in sum of the pain intensity difference scores for Maxigesic in comparison with all other treatment groups.

The intravenous form of Maxigesic is a combination of 1000 milligrams of paracetamol plus 300mg of ibuprofen. It has been developed as a line extension to Maxigesic tablets primarily for postoperative usage in hospitals where patients cannot take oral medicine.

In May, the European Medicines Agency approved the Maxigesic painkiller for sale in nine additional EU member countries.