Why Was Nupercainal Discontinued?

Nupercainal hemorrhoidal ointment was discontinued when Novartis, the pharmaceutical company that had been producing it, as BioSpace reports, shut down a key manufacturing facility in 2011 due to quality concerns, according to FiercePharmaManufacturing. However, Ducere Pharma bought the rights to Nupercainal from Novartis in 2013 and later relaunched the drug.