NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. (“Lightlake”) (OTCQB:LLTP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addiction, and eating disorders announced today that Adapt Pharma Limited (“Adapt”), Lightlake’s commercial partner for NARCAN® Nasal Spray, has, in support of White House efforts to address the opioid overdose epidemic and a community forum in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced that it has reached an agreement to facilitate the purchase of NARCAN® Nasal Spray by offering its discounted public interest price to 62,000 agencies in state and local government and the non-profit sector.
NARCAN® Nasal Spray is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved, ready-to-use, nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride, indicated for the emergency treatment of opioid overdose.
Adapt, in partnership with the National Association of Counties, National Governors Association, National League of Cities, and United States Conference of Mayors, will offer NARCAN® Nasal Spray at a discounted public interest price of $37.50 per dose ($75 for a 2 pack carton) through the U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance and Premier, Inc. Adapt’s discounted public interest price is available to qualifying group purchasers, such as law enforcement, firefighters, first responders, departments of health, local school districts, colleges and universities, and community-based organizations. This partnership comes as deaths from opioid-based prescription painkillers and heroin have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., surging to over 29,000 in 2014, according to figures released in December 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“We’re pleased that Adapt has rapidly commercialized this product. They’re committing significant resources to ensure NARCAN® Nasal Spray gets to those organizations and communities with urgent need and they’re providing it at a discounted price,” said Dr. Roger Crystal, M.D., CEO of Lightlake. “Lightlake is very proud to see the drug the company developed making it to market, and being able to address one of the major health crises in the U.S.”
In December 2014, Lightlake announced a licensing deal with a subsidiary of Adapt. As per the terms of the deal, in exchange for licensing its opioid overdose reversal treatment, Lightlake could receive total potential milestone payments of more than $55 million, plus up to double-digit percentage royalties on net sales. The FDA approved NARCAN® Nasal Spray on November 18, 2015 and Lightlake received a $2.0 milestone payment from Adapt that was triggered by the FDA approval of NARCAN® Nasal Spray. Lightlake also expects to receive a $2.5 million milestone payment from Adapt after the prospective first commercial sale of NARCAN® Nasal Spray in the U.S.
Lightlake plans to now focus on developing products for substance abuse, addictions, and eating disorders. Over the next year, Lightlake plans to bring the next generation of products into clinical trials.
Adapt Pharma Limited: http://www.adaptpharma.com/press-releases/
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About Lightlake Therapeutics Inc.
Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addiction, and eating disorders. Lightlake has entered into a licensing deal with a subsidiary of Adapt Pharma Limited with respect to a treatment to reverse opioid overdoses, which have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. This treatment, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November 2015. Lightlake also has collaborated on clinical trials with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, with respect to this treatment. In addition, Lightlake has completed a Phase II clinical trial to treat Binge Eating Disorder, and has announced a Cocaine Use Disorder study in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. For more information please visit: www.lightlaketherapeutics.com.
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