As the population ages, the need for effective pain relief from osteoarthritis – which currently affects 80% of Americans over age 65 — is expected to increase. Millions of people are still searching for an effective treatment they can tolerate.


Feldene is one of a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This means it will help to relieve pain and reduce swelling affecting joints.


The first drug to be approved for treating FAP is Celebrex (celecoxib), manufactured by Searle and Pfizer. Celebrex has been available for patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and is now indicated to treat FAP.


Colchicine is an alkaloid obtained from various Colchicum spp. A yellowish-white amorphous or crystalline powder.