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New Drug Reverses Dentists’ Anesthesia


The FDA has approved OraVerse, the first drug indicated for reversing the effects of local anesthesia used by dentists.

In the clinical studies, the patients who got OraVerse regained normal sensation in their lips faster than those who got the placebo. Within an hour after getting OraVerse, 41% of the patients had normal sensation in their lower lip, compared with 7% of those who got the placebo. And 59% of the OraVerse patients regained normal sensation in their upper lip within an hour after getting OraVerse, compared with 12% of those who got the placebo.

A Novalar news release states that no serious side effects were seen in the clinical studies; the most common side effect was pain at the injection site.

Of course, big doses of Vitamin C just as effectively neutralize the effects of anesthetic without the side effects. But that’s not nearly as profitable for Big Pharma now, is it?


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