The company behind Narcan looks toward a treatment for fentanyl overdoses

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Despite growing attention from lawmakers and doctors, the opioid crisis is not slowing up in the U.S. A new report published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that emergency room visits for opioid overdoses jumped 30% in 45 states from 2016 to 2017.

The problem has morphed over the years – fentanyl, a powerful opioid that’s 30 times more potent than heroin, has grown in popularity among drug users, despite its deadly grip.

A nasal spray designed to reverse opioid overdoses called Narcan has become a life-saving tool used by police departments and communities around the country. Now, the company that created Narcan – Opiant Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:OPNT) – is hoping that its latest drug-device combination can help people who are overdosing from fentanyl.

Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.

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