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Overshadowed by the Opioid Crisis: A Comeback by Cocaine

Austin Frakt, New York Times contributor and director of the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center at the V.A. Boston Healthcare System, examines America’s No. 2 killer among illicit drugs in the United States: cocaine. Frakt shares, “The surge in cocaine deaths has received relatively little attention. The trouble is, there’s a lot less we can do for cocaine than opioids.” This is a pertinent piece that explores the importance of developing effective therapies for the treatment of cocaine use disorder.

Is a new drug crisis looming?

The opioid crisis clearly has outpaced all other topics as the story of the year in addiction, and 2018 promises a repeat. Yet with all the justifiable attention to opioid addiction and overdose, is there danger that the next lurking trend in substance use, cocaine and methamphetamine, will emerge as a full-blown epidemic before enough people notice?

Embera NeuroTherapeutics’ Chief Medical Officer, Michael Detke, to Moderate Panel on the Neuroscience of Addiction at BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Michael Detke, M.D., Ph.D., Embera’s Chief Medical Officer, will moderate the “Neuroscience of Addiction: Levers to Attack the Opioid Abuse Crisis” panel at 2018 BIO CEO & Investor Conference. The panel will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 9 a.m. EST at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.

Embera NeuroTherapeutics Receives $11M Grant from National Institute on Drug Abuse for the Clinical Development of EMB-001 for the treatment of Cocaine Addiction

Embera NeuroTherapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for cocaine, nicotine, and other addictions, today announced that it has received an $11.1 million, three-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will support continued clinical development of EMB-001 for the treatment of cocaine addiction, which is clinically termed “cocaine use disorder.”