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Martindale Pharma® Launches Prenoxad® Injection For The Emergency Treatment Of Opioid Overdose

Richard de Souza, Chief Executive Officer of Martindale Pharma, commented:

"We are pleased to have launched the world's first licensed emergency treatment for acute opioid related overdose. More than 1,000 deaths occur each year in the UK as a result of opiate related overdoses and the introduction of Prenoxad Injection marks an important advance in supporting recovery programmes designed to reduce the number of avoidable deaths."

The Prenoxad Injection pack has been tailored for use by non-healthcare profession individuals in non-clinical settings and comprises of: a yellow translucent plastic box, one pre-filled syringe containing 2ml of 1mg /ml naloxone hydrochloride and two 23G x 1¼ inch needles, inside the box is a Patient Information Leaflet containing product instructions and first aid guidelines appropriate to managing opiate overdose.

In addition to the physical Prenoxad Injection pack, Martindale Pharma fully supports the essential role of education in harm prevention and reduction of opioid overdose and consequently has committed to, and created a platform of educational tools on the safe and effective use of Prenoxad Injection in treating opiate related overdose. Information and educational support materials can be accessed at http://www.prenoxadinjection.com.

Supplies of Prenoxad Injection will be available to fulfil prescriptions from May 3 2013. Prenoxad Injection will be available exclusively from Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Limited.

Notes to healthcare professionals:

Martindale Pharma fully supports the essential role of education in harm prevention and reduction of opioid overdose and consequently has committed to provide a platform of educational tools on the safe and effective use of Prenoxad Injection in treating opiate related overdose in this "high mortality risk" population group.

Product-specific information and educational support materials can be accessed at http://www.prenoxadinjection.com

Prenoxad Injection will be distributed exclusively by Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Limited.

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