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Grünenthal press releases 2011

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21 Dec 2011

Grünenthal dedicated to improving pain management

Making a difference with CHANGE PAIN® Effective support for healthcare professionals starts off its 4th year

Aachen, December 21st 2011. “No time to rest in 2012” was one of the conclusions of the 6th CHANGE PAIN® Advisory Board meeting. The Board identified “Pain in the Elderly” as the next topic to be tackled by the initiative. Treating the elderly differs from treating younger patients as there are many physiological changes which have to be taken into account. The Advisory Board meeting took place in Munich early December with the goal of identifying challenges and shortcomings in pain therapy which need to be addressed in future.

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13 Dec 2011

FDA approval of reformulated scheduled analgesic product using Grünenthal's INTAC™ technology

Aachen, Germany, December, 12th 2011. Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a reformulation of Endo Pharmaceuticals' Opana® ER, an extended release opioid analgesic designed to be crush-resistant employing Grünenthal's proprietary INTAC™ Technology.

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12 Dec 2011

CHANGE PAIN® Initiative: Patients and physicians benefit from multidisciplinary approach in chronic pain management

Practical guide now available on

Aachen/Brussels, December 12th 2011. Pain as a multi-dimensional condition requires the involvement of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. The new practical guide “Towards a multidisciplinary team approach in pain management” provides guidance for healthcare professionals on how to set up a multidisciplinary team.

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02 Dec 2011

Marcus Heppner Becomes New Vice President of Grünenthal’s Legal Department

Aachen, December 2, 2011 – In his position as Vice President Corporate Legal, Marcus Heppner is in charge of the Corporate Legal Department of the internationally operating pain expert Grünenthal. He reports directly to Grünenthal Group CFO & COO Stefan Genten.

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18 Nov 2011

Successful performance at the CPhI in Frankfurt

Aachen/Frankfurt, Germany. For the sixth year running, Grünenthal presented itself as contract manufacturer at the leading Convention on Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Intermediates, CPhI Worldwide.

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30 Sep 2011

Actions for Chronic Pain Treatment Policy needed in Europe

Results from first European Road Map Monitor 2011 revealed

Aachen/Hamburg, Germany,  29 September, 2011.  During the 7th Congress of the European Federation of the IASP® Chapters (EFIC®) in Hamburg (21-24 September), first insights from the European Road Map Monitor 2011 were presented.

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22 Sep 2011

Pain in Europe VII

7th Congress of the European Federation of IASP® Chapters (EFIC®)

"Research projects create confidence for positive changes and solutions in the area of pain"

Hamburg, September 22nd 2011. As pain concerns the everyday lives of millions of people worldwide, understanding its mechanisms is crucial to improve patients’ conditions and treatments. In line with this thought, five former winners of the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant (E-G-G) presented insights into the development and progress of their projects at the show case symposium “New Findings in Clinical Pain Research” during the 7th EFIC® Congress in Hamburg, Germany.

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13 Sep 2011

"Societal Impact of Pain in Europe"

Initial results on the European-wide implementation of a policy-driven 'Road Map for Action'

Aachen/Hamburg, Germany, 12 September, 2011.  During the 7th Congress of the European Federation of the IASP® (International Associations for the Study of Pain) Chapters (EFIC®) in Hamburg between September 21-24, first insights on the strategic international and national implementation of a European “Road Map for Action” for  improved pain care in Europe will be presented.

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01 Sep 2011

Pain Specialist Grünenthal Generates Positive Half-Year Result Due to Successful Strategy of Focus

Aachen, August 24, 2011. Grünenthal‘s focus on pain therapy is paying off: Core business in the first half of 2011 grew by 9% compared to the previous year / strengthened presence in Latin America

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26 Aug 2011

FDA approves tapentadol extended-release tablets (NUCYNTA®ER) for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain

Aachen, Germany, 26 August, 2011. Today the German pharmaceutical company Grunenthal, which is known for its expertise in pain medicines, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved tapentadol extended-release tablets for the management of moderate to severe chronic pain in adults when a continuous, around-the-clock opioid analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.

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