Acura Pharma (ACUR) -40% after an FDA panel voted 19-1 against its Acurox painkiller, designed...

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Acura Pharma (ACUR) -40% after an FDA panel voted 19-1 against its Acurox painkiller, designed to discourage misuse. The drug uses niacin, which would cause irritation and flushing if patients take excessive doses, but panelists noted the negative effects could be eliminated by eating food or taking aspirin.