New treatment for opioid dependence?

There might be a new treatment for opioid dependency, as a trial injection treatment was a success.

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Opioid addiction has become a nationwide epidemic affecting many in the U.S. Now it appears there may be hope in the form of an injectable treatment called CAM2038.

In 2014 alone, over 47,000 Americans died from overdoses.

The treatment from Braeburn Pharmaceuticals and Camurus is made effective by the drug buprenorphine.

In 2014, approximately 650,000 people in the U.S. received buprenorphine to treat their addiction. Currently, the drug is on the market as tablets that dissolve in the mouth that are to be taken regularly.

The drug could potentially help addicts by easing cravings for opioids and preventing withdrawal symptoms.

The successful trial is important because a long-acting injectible version could provide stable treatment for addicts. The current form of tablets are easy to sell to other addicts and often people run out of them or choose not to take them. A weekly or monthly injection is a desirable option.

During the test, there were no overdoses reported in the individuals that were using the injection.

Braeburn and Camurus plan to work with the FDA and European Medicines Agency to begin the submission process.

The drug is to be submitted for approval by mid-2017.

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