Recro Pharma, Inc. is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company developing non-opioid therapeutics for the treatment of pain, initially for acute pain following surgery.
Our lead product, an intranasal formulation of dexmedetomidine, or Dex-IN, has completed a Phase Ib placebo controlled, proof of concept trial demonstrating pain relief. We have studied various dosage forms of Dex in eight completed clinical studies, two of which were placebo controlled trials that demonstrated meaningful pain relief. As our product candidates are not in the opioid class of drugs, we expect to overcome many of the side effects associated with commonly prescribed opioid therapeutics, including addiction, constipation and respiratory distress while maintaining analgesic, or pain relieving, effect. We are ready to begin a Phase IIb trial with Dex-IN in patients experiencing post-operative pain. We believe Dex-IN could provide an attractive alternative pain medication to opioids for the more than 50 million surgical procedures that require post-operative pain medication. If approved, Dex-IN would also be the first and only approved acute pain drug in its class of drugs.