About chronic painCurrently, more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain of varying degrees. Among all types of chronic pain, neuropathic pain stands out with approximately 3-4.5% of the global population affected, with incidence rate increasing in line with increased age of the population. With the unmet clinical need so high, the demand for better pain management therapies, addressing acute and chronic pain, is on the rise. According to recent research the global pain management market is to reach US$60 Billion by 2015 [ 1 ]. References:
- Global Industry Analysts Inc. 2010, "Pain Management: A Global Strategic Business Report".