Source: Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Opiant”) (OTCQB:OPNT), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders, was recently featured in several publications highlighting NARCAN® Nasal Spray and Opiant’s development of a treatment for heroin addiction.
In MedCity News, an article titled “In 2016, the opioid epidemic hit home” notes Opiant’s development of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, an intranasal formulation of naloxone designed to reverse opioid overdose. The article provides key insights from CEO Roger Crystal, MD on the expanded use of NARCAN® Nasal Spray in the U.S. and the need to develop new approaches to treat opioid addiction itself.
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In Philly.com, an article titled “Scientists say they can make a vaccine against heroin. It’s an uphill battle” discusses the development of heroin vaccines to combat addiction. The article mentions Opiant, which recently licensed a heroin vaccine from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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In Scrip Intelligence, an article titled “What Does 2017 Hold for Pharma?” includes expert commentary from leaders across the pharma and biotech spectrum. The article notes Dr. Crystal’s expectation of increasing recognition of addiction as a disease requiring medical treatment and better reimbursement for pharmacotherapy. Additionally, he anticipates increasing access to medical treatment for opioid addiction, as well as additional advances being made into the vaccine space.
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In ADVANCE for Nurses, an article titled “The Narcan Debate” spotlights the utility and ease of use of NARCAN® Nasal Spray compared to injectable naloxone in the ongoing battle against opioid overdose. The article also ponders the likelihood that naloxone will continue to serve as the go-to solution for countering overdoses as the opioid epidemic continues to spread.
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The articles at the links above are provided for informational purposes only. Opiant is not responsible for the content of the linked articles.
About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders. Over 45 million people in the U.S. have one of these disorders. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes these disorders as chronic relapsing brain diseases which burden society at both the individual and community levels. With its innovative opioid antagonist nasal delivery technology, Opiant is positioned to become a leader in these treatment markets. Its first product, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, is approved for marketing in the U.S. and Canada by the company’s partner, Adapt Pharma Limited. For more information please visit: www.opiant.com.
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