Adamis Pharmaceuticals Resubmits ZIMHI New Drug Application to FDA for the Treatment of Opioid Overdose
SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adamis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ADMP), a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing specialty products for respiratory disease, allergy and opioid overdose, today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) was resubmitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ZIMHI™, a naloxone injection product candidate intended for the treatment of opioid overdose.
“Based on FDA feedback received during our Type A meeting in April, we have resubmitted our NDA for ZIMHI, which I am confident fully addresses the issues raised in the November 13, 2020 Complete Response Letter,” said Dr. Dennis J. Carlo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adamis Pharmaceuticals. “We are committed to working collaboratively with the agency as it conducts its review of the resubmitted NDA. I continue to believe the availability of additional naloxone products, especially our higher dose intramuscular injection product, which has definite advantages over the two approved intranasal products, could potentially save thousands of lives.”
ZIMHI is a high-dose naloxone injection product candidate intended for the treatment of opioid overdose. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and is generally considered the drug of choice for immediate administration for opioid overdose. It works by blocking or reversing the effects of the opioid, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. Common opioids include morphine, heroin, tramadol, oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl. According to statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2018, drug overdoses resulted in approximately 67,000 deaths in the United States – greater than 185 deaths per day. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, and more powerful synthetic opioids, like fentanyl and its analogues, are responsible for the largest number of deaths from opioid overdoses.
About Adamis Pharmaceuticals
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a specialty biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing and commercializing products in various therapeutic areas, including allergy, opioid overdose, respiratory and inflammatory disease. The company’s SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection products are approved by the FDA for use in the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Adamis’ naloxone injection product candidate, ZIMHI, for the treatment of opioid overdose, is currently under FDA review. Adamis is developing additional products, including treatments for acute respiratory diseases, such as COVID-19, influenza, asthma, and COPD. The company’s subsidiary, US Compounding Inc., compounds sterile prescription drugs, and certain nonsterile drugs for human and veterinary use by hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, and vet clinics throughout most of the United States. For additional information about Adamis Pharmaceuticals, please visit please visit www.adamispharmaceuticals.com.
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