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Opiant Pharmaceuticals Partners with Aptar Pharma for Nasal Nalmefene Opioid Overdose Treatment
- Agreement combines Opiant’s opioid antagonist OPNT003 nasal nalmefene, with
Aptar's FDA-approved Unit Dose System delivery device
- Reinforces Opiant’s continued commitment to innovative overdose treatment options as America’s opioid epidemic worsens
- OPNT003 nasal nalmefene remains on track for NDA submission by the end of 2021
The Aptar UDS has been approved by the
“We believe our decision to partner with Aptar’s proven nasal delivery system represents a timely and strategic step forward for Opiant as we continue to advance OPNT003 as a potentially life-saving treatment for opioid overdose in the face of America’s worsening opioid epidemic,” said
Opioids were involved in 51,574 overdose deaths in 2019 (71% of all drug overdose deaths) according to provisional data by the
OPNT003, nasal nalmefene, is being investigated to treat opioid overdose, which, if proven and ultimately approved, may be particularly useful in treating overdoses stemming from use of synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. The development of OPNT003 is supported by a grant from the
In parallel, Opiant terminated an agreement with
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