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Item 8.01    Other Events

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc ("Opiant") has previously announced that it has initiated human use characteristic studies with the drug delivery device that will be used in both the confirmatory pharmacokinetic (“PK”) study of nasal nalmefene, OPNT003 for the treatment of opioid overdose, and the potential commercialization of the product following regulatory approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”). Opiant has also previously announced that it was planning for a confirmatory PK study of OPNT003 and expected to report top-line data in the first quarter of 2020 and file a New Drug Application for OPNT003 in 2020.

On January 16, 2020, Opiant’s management team participated in a call with the FDA in connection with the PK study for OPNT003. The FDA communicated to Opiant on the call that they were in the process of reviewing certain characteristics of the drug delivery device and that the confirmatory PK study of OPNT003, which Opiant planned to initiate and complete in the first quarter of 2020 using the drug delivery device, be put on hold pending a formal comment letter to be sent by the FDA. At this time, Opiant is not aware of the details of the FDA’s review and is therefore unable to verify whether it will be able to initiate the confirmatory PK study of OPNT003 in the first quarter of 2020. Given this new development, Opiant will not be able to complete the study in the first quarter of 2020.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: January 17, 2020        By:    /s/ David O’Toole
Name: David D. O’Toole
Title:  Chief Financial Officer