Tag: addictions

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Challenges in Medication Development for Addictions

There is a significant unmet need for medications for addictions, chronic, relapsing disorders that lead to biological and behavioral changes that can have harmful medical and psychological consequences. Addictions are common, debilitating and costly disorders resulting in more than $740 billion a year in increased healthcare costs, crime, and lost productivity. Multiple medications have been...


‘Trailblazers’ needed to combat the agonizing scourge of addiction

Rising addiction rates are adding to already huge unmet needs in treating drug dependence, but big pharmaceutical companies show little interest in developing medications for common dependencies such as cannabis and methamphetamine. This volatile environment begs for trailblazers who can fill the void, but inconsistent patient behavior, lack of clear regulatory pathways, and other factors...