Elorac Biotherapeutics Announces Amendment to Naloxone Lotion Phase III Study For Increased Access to Patients

Elorac, Inc., Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative, best-in-class, proprietary drugs, announced it has amended its current clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of topically applied naloxone hydrochloride lotion, 0.5%, for the treatment of moderate or severe pruritus in patients with the mycosis fungoides or Sézary Syndrome forms of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL). The original double-blind, cross-over, multi-center Phase 3 study has been amended to provide access to naloxone lotion to all enrolled subjects for an additional six months after study completion.

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Nasal sprays are a known remedy for preventing opioid overdose deaths

Between 250 and 270 people die each year from heroin or opioid overdoses in Norway. In the EU, thousands die. European users now have a better option available for helping each other. Time is of the essence when a person has overdosed on heroin or other opioids. Mortality is high. But a friend can give an antidote quickly if it’s readily available.

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Overdose Awareness Day: Drug Users Are Aware—What About Governments?

Every year we come together to remember the lives that have been lost due to overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized and marked around the world, and has been happening since 2001 in Australia. We’re grateful for that. But what about every other day of the year? Every day 190 overdose deaths happen in the US and 11 a day in Canada. Where is the fucking daily outrage? Can anyone really think that commemorating the millions of lives lost worldwide to this systematic drug war just once or twice a year is adequate?

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What Should “Overdose Awareness” Really Mean?

Fatal overdoses may be slightly declining in the United States, according to preliminary 2018 data, but they are not falling out of public discourse⁠—and nor should they. Yet their prominence in daily news headlines and the 2020 presidential race typically glosses over important details. These omissions have consequences when over 70,000 people in the US and 585,000 people from around the world died “as a result of drug use” (not including alcohol or tobacco) in 2017.

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