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Collegium Receives FDA Approval for Xtampza ER, an Analgesic with Abuse-Deterrent Properties

Posted 30 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

CANTON, Mass., April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq:COLL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xtampza ER (oxycodone) extended-release (ER) capsules CII, a twice-daily, oxycodone medication for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate. Xtampza ER is Collegium’s first product utilizing its proprietary DETERx® technology platform, and is designed to provide adequate pain control while maintaining its drug release profile after being subjected to common methods of manipulation including chewing and crushing the product prior to administration. The Xtampza ER label contains information supporting the administration of the product by sprinkling the capsule contents on soft foods or into a cup, and th ... Read more

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FDA Approves Narcan (naloxone) Nasal Spray to Treat Opioid Overdose

Posted 18 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

November 18, 2015 – Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan nasal spray, the first FDA-approved nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine, as well as the illegal drug heroin. Drug overdose deaths, driven largely by prescription drug overdoses, are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States – surpassing motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the number of drug overdose deaths had steadily increased for more than a decade. When someone overdoses on an opioid, it can be difficult to awaken the person, and breathing may become shallow or stop – leading to death if there is no medical intervention. If nal ... Read more

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FDA Approves Evzio (naloxone) Hand-Held Auto-Injector to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Posted 3 Apr 2014 by Drugs.com

April 3, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a prescription treatment that can be used by family members or caregivers to treat a person known or suspected to have had an opioid overdose. Evzio (naloxone hydrochloride injection) rapidly delivers a single dose of the drug naloxone via a hand-held auto-injector that can be carried in a pocket or stored in a medicine cabinet. It is intended for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, characterized by decreased breathing or heart rates, or loss of consciousness. Drug overdose deaths, driven largely by prescription drug overdose deaths, are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States – surpassing motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the number of drug overdose deaths had steadily increased for more than a decade. Naloxone is a ... Read more

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