The Katy News: Long-lasting treatment drug could slow the opioid crisis

Researchers at the Long School of Medicine and at the University of Bath, U.K., are developing a long-lasting anti-opioid drug, called MCAM, to protect against an overdose for a few weeks or longer.

“This drug would have tremendous application for people who have a high risk of overdose,” said project leader Charles P. France, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and psychiatry who occupies the Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in the Long School of Medicine.

He said in published research, a single administration of the drug blocked the effects of heroin and fentanyl in rodents and nonhuman primates for several weeks.

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