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Patent
Alkermes | Date: 2015-08-17

Described is a composition comprising (a) a population of particles of an aripiprazole prodrug having a volume based particle size (Dv50) of less than 1000 nm and (b) at least one surface stabilizer comprising an adsorbed component which is adsorbed on the surface of the aripiprazole prodrug particles and a free component available for solubilisation of the aripiprazole prodrug. The surface stabilizer to prodrug ratio provides the optimal quantity of free surface stabilizer for the purposes of producing a lead-in formulation. Also described are methods of treatment using the aforementioned composition.


Patent
Alkermes | Date: 2015-05-15

The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate compositions comprising megestrol. The megestrol particles of the composition have an effective average particle size of less than about


The instant application relates to morphinan derivatives of Formula I with sustained effectiveness in treating drug toxicity and overdose:


Patent
Alkermes | Date: 2015-07-30

The present invention relates to the discovery of a novel opioid modulator effective in reducing pharmacologically induced weight gain associated with atypical antipsychotic use. The present invention provides methods of reducing antipsychotic induced weight gain, methods for suppressing food intake and reducing ghrelin levels induced by atypical antipsychotic medications in a patient.


The invention provides a method of sustained delivery of a lactam, imide, amide, sulfonamide, carbamate or urea containing parent drug by administering to a patient an effective amount of a prodrug compound of the invention wherein upon administration to the patient, release of the parent drug from the prodrug is sustained release. Prodrug compounds suitable for use in the methods of the invention are labile conjugates of parent drugs that are derivatized through carbonyl linked prodrug moieties. The prodrug compounds of the invention can be used to treat any condition for which the lactam, imide, amide, sulfonamide, carbamate or urea containing parent drug is useful as a treatment.

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