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Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Convenes Medical Advisory Board to Support Development of Pharmacological Treatments for Substance Use, Addictive and Eating Disorders

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB:LLTP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders, announced the first convening of its medical advisory board in 2016 to discuss its development programs in substance use, addictive and eating disorders.

“The medical advisory board meeting is an important step in the process of moving our clinical programs forward,” said Roger Crystal, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Opiant. “We are delighted to have the engagement of world leaders in their respective fields, and we look forward to their input.”

About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders. Over 45 million people in the U.S. have one of these disorders. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes these disorders as chronic relapsing brain diseases which burden society at both the individual and community levels. With its innovative opioid antagonist nasal delivery technology, Opiant is positioned to become a leader in these treatment markets. Its first product, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, is approved for marketing in the U.S. by the company’s partner, Adapt Pharma Limited. Currently, Opiant is developing opioid antagonists for the treatment of substance use, addictive and eating disorders, with a near term focus on cocaine use disorder and binge eating disorder (BED). For more information please visit: www.opiant.com.

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Source:Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.