SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21, 2023 — DMK Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq: DMK) (“DMK”), a commercial stage neuro-biotech company primarily focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of opioid overdose and substance use disorders, announces that it has regained the full rights to commercialize ZIMHI® (naloxone) after the termination of an exclusive commercialization and distribution with US WorldMeds, LLC.
DMK is now actively seeking commercialization opportunities for ZIMHI, in the United States, Canada, and Europe, focused on new, near-term revenues. In the United States, first responders are the primary target for ZIMHI, where market data demonstrates significant, unmet demand.
Eboo Versi, M.D., Ph.D., DMK’s CEO commented, “I believe that ZIMHI is the ideal product for first responders because it acts so quickly to get patients breathing again to prevent death or prolonged hospitalization especially when faced with a fentanyl overdose. DMK is excited to engage with partners in the United States and abroad to drive long-term growth through new commercialization pathways. We will continue to execute an ambitious operating plan in the United States and expand our business relationships outside of the United States to maximize benefits to patients and DMK’s stakeholders, providing optimal shareholder value.”
About DMK Pharmaceuticals
DMK Pharmaceuticals is a commercial stage neuro-biotech company primarily focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of opioid overdose and substance use disorders. DMK’s ZIMHI (naloxone) is FDA approved for the treatment of opioid overdose. DMK is focused on developing novel therapies for opioid use disorder (“OUD”) and other important neuro-based conditions where patients are currently underserved. DMK believes its technologies are at the forefront of endorphin-inspired drug design with its mono, bi-, and tri-functional small molecules that simultaneously modulate critical networks in the nervous system. DMK believes that its library of approximately 750 small molecule neuropeptide analogues and differentiated pipeline can address significant unmet medical needs by integrating with the body’s own efforts to regain balance of disrupted physiology.
DMK’s lead clinical stage product candidate, DPI-125, is being studied as another potential and novel treatment for OUD. DMK also plans to develop the compound for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. DMK’s other development stage product candidates include DPI-221 for bladder-control problems and DPI-289 for severe end-stage Parkinson’s disease. For additional information about DMK Pharmaceuticals, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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