Latest treatment in the fight against opioid addiction

Latest treatment in the fight against opioid addiction


GOVERNMENT SPENDING CAN BE DONE. STUART: I’M OUT OF TIME, THANKS FOR JOINING US, APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT WITH THE OPIOID CRISIS. THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY THAT INVENTED THE NARCAN NASAL SPRAY IS WORKING ON A NEW NASAL SPRAY THAT TARGETS A SPECIFIC TYPE OF OPIOID, THAT WOULD BE FENTANYL, CEO IS WITH US THIS MORNING, ROGER, WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM. NOW THEN, YOU ARE DEVELOPING A NEW NASAL SPRAY THAT GOES AFTER FENTANYL, WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL HERE? WHY THAT?>>FENTANYL IS A HUGE CONCERN. WE HAVE THE OPIOID CRISIS OVERALL THAT CONTINUES TO GROW. WITHIN THAT, THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS THESE SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS WHICH FENTANYL IS THE MAIN ONE SO OVER 50,000 OPIOID OVERDOES DEATHS IN 2016. ABOUT 20,000 PLUS OF THOSE DEATHS CONTAINED FENTANYL, A MORE POTENT OPIOID, STRONGER THAN HEROIN, CHEAP TO MAKE, EASY TO MAKE, IT’S A REAL CONCERN. STUART: SO YOU COME ACROSS SOMEONE WHO IS OD’D ON FENTANYL AND IF YOU PUT THAT SPRAY, IT SAVES THEIR LIFE, BRINGS THEM BACK TO LIFE?>>SIMILAR TO WHAT NACAN WORKS. IT GETS THEM BREATHING AGAIN. FENTANYL IS AN OPIOID, I MIGHT ADD THAT NARCAN, WHICH IS THE BRAND, DOES STILL REVERSE FENTANYL OVERDOSES, THE BIG CONCERN IS THAT FENTANYL IS SUCH A LONG MORE ACTIVE MORE POTENT OPIOID THAT PEOPLE CAN POTENTIALLY STOP BREATHING AGAINST ONCE THEY’VE BEEN REVIVED. OUR NEW PRODUCT HAS A LONGER LIFE, HANGS AROUND THE BODY LONGER SO IT PROTECT IT IS LONGER ACTING AFFECTS OF FENTANYL. STUART: YOU DEVELOPED THIS, OPIANT PHARMACEUTICALS DEVELOPED THIS.>>WE ARE WORKING ON THE NEXT GENERATION. STUART: WHEN DO WE SEE IT?>>WE MET WITH THE FDA LAST WEEK. WE PRESENTED OUR DATA TO THEM, THEY GAVE US A VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD WAY TO GETTING TOWARDS APPROVAL. WE ARE AIM TO GO FILE AN NDA, NEW DRUG APPLICATION BY 2020. STUART: IF SUCCESSFUL ALL FIRST RESPONDERS WOULD HAVE SPRAY?>>WE WOULD SEE HOW THAT PLAYS OUT. AGAIN, WE SEE THIS PRODUCT BEING — HAVING GREAT POTENTIAL AND IF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC CONTINUES TO EVOLVE AS IT IS THE LIKELIHOOD OF REQUIRING LONGER ACTING PRODUCTS WILL BE GREATER. STUART: I’M SORRY TO CUT IT SHORT, ARE YOU PUBLIC OR PRIVATE?>>PUBLIC, OPMT.

3 comments

  1. Has a nasal spray going to help someone who isn’t breathing? Yes I know it gets absorbed into the blood stream through nasal tissue but if the person isn’t breathing and/or the heart isn’t beating, the blood doesn’t circulate. Just another money making scheme set up for the “legal” drug pushing industry which will make millions upon millions if they can get all first responders to carry their so-called miracle DRUG to counteract their other miracle drugs they touted as non addictive just years ago and have made billions off already. Slimey Big Pharma, slimey!

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