Posted from: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 05:27 PM - Present

Zilretta Approved for Osteoarthritis

October 6, 2017 – The U.S. FDA has approved Zilretta™ (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension), manufactured by Flexion Therapeutics, for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The drug is a corticosteroid that can provide relief from pain caused by osteoarthritis, and must be administered into the affected joint by a specialist, such as an orthopedist, in a clinical setting. The drug is delivered via intra-articular injection. It is not approved for use in any joints other than the knee. One injection can provide relief for approximately three months.

The full launch of Zilretta is expected later this year. However, Flexion Therapeutics is expected to begin introducing the drug to market soon. Zilretta’s anticipated list price is approximately $570 per injection.


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