Flexion Therapeutics Initiates A Phase 2b Confirmatory Dose-Ranging Trial With Lead Compound FX006

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BURLINGTON, Mass., April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXN) announced today that the first patient has been dosed in a confirmatory Phase 2b clinical trial designed to further evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of certain doses of FX006 as a treatment for relieving pain associated with OA of the knee. FX006 is Flexion's novel, non-opioid, sustained-release, intra-articular (IA) formulation of triamcinolone acetonide (TCA). It is designed to provide prolonged pain relief for the treatment of mild to moderate OA of the knee, while avoiding untoward systemic effects associated with immediate release steroids.

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