Alkermes plc (ALKS) Initiates Open-Label Pilot Study of VIVITROL┬« to Evaluate Impact on Re-Arrest and Re-Incarceration in Offenders with History of Opioid Dependence  
1/31/2012 6:26:22 AM

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alkermes plc (NASDAQ: ALKS) today announced the initiation of a pilot study of VIVITROL® (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) in prisoners with a pre-incarceration history of opioid dependence. This open-label study is designed to evaluate the feasibility of initiating treatment with VIVITROL in prison and continuing VIVITROL treatment upon release into the community.