Difelikefalin

Drug Profile

Difelikefalin

Alternative Names: CKD-943; CR 845; FE 202845; MR13A9

Latest Information Update: 08 Nov 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Cara Therapeutics; Chong Kun Dang; Maruishi Pharmaceutical
  • Class Opioid analgesics; Peptides
  • Mechanism of Action Opioid kappa receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    No
  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase III Postoperative pain
  • Phase II/III Pruritus
  • Phase II Pain

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Oct 2016 Cara Therapeutics initiates enrolment in a pharmacokinetic safety phase I trial in uraemic Pruritus
  • 15 Sep 2016 Cara Therapeutics initiates enrolment in a phase IIb trial for Chronic pain in USA
  • 05 Aug 2016 Cara Therapeutics plans to initiate a pharmacokinetic safety trial in uraemic Pruritus
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