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U.S. FDA approves the Medicines Co's pain drug device Ionsys

April 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Medicines Co's drug device, Ionsys, for postoperative pain for hospital use, the company said on Thursday.

Ionsys, a needleless, patient-controlled opioid-based treatment offers patients recovering from surgery in the hospital control over their analgesic dosing.

(Reporting by Natalie Grover and Samantha Kareen Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)