SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) today provided an update on the status of the company’s New Drug Application (NDA) relating to its ZIMHI™ high-dose naloxone injection product intended for the treatment of opioid overdose. The company had a Type A meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to review comments on the additional information provided by the company in response to the FDA’s previous Complete Response Letter (CRL) regarding the NDA, and also to obtain input from the agency concerning the resubmission of the NDA. Adamis believes the meeting was productive and plans to resubmit the NDA for ZIMHI to the FDA within the next 45 days, absent unexpected delays. The FDA did not provide a detailed timeline for review but did indicate that it would attempt to work in an expeditious manner, acknowledging that the country is in an opioid crisis.
Dr. Dennis J. Carlo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Adamis Pharmaceuticals, stated, “We believe we obtained critical feedback from the FDA at our Type A meeting on a number of issues and also received an acknowledgement of the agency’s intention to commit to a rapid review of the NDA. Currently, 88,000 deaths due to drug overdoses have occurred in a 12-month period ending in August 2020 and deaths have increased by 27% during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the previous year. I believe the availability of our higher dose naloxone product could potentially save thousands of lives.”
In November 2020, the company received a CRL from the FDA regarding the NDA for Adamis’ ZIMHI high-dose naloxone injection product intended for the treatment of opioid overdose. Before the Type A meeting, the company provided responses to the issues that the FDA determined must be corrected before the agency can consider approving the NDA.
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. 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 www.adamispharmaceuticals.com.
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