LONDON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. (OTCBB: LLTP) (the "Company" or "Lightlake"), an early stage biopharmaceutical company developing modern addiction treatments based on its expertise using opioid antagonists, announced today compelling final data from a Phase II study of the Company's proprietary opioid antagonist naloxone nasal spray treatment for patients with Binge Eating Disorder (BED). BED is a psychiatric condition that is manifested by recurrent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time associated with a sense of lack of control over food intake.
BED is a major cause of obesity for those patients with addictive behavior towards food. It is the most chronic and common of all eating disorders with a significant cost to society, with 12 to 18 million people in the United States likely meeting the criteria for BED and a further 20 million people exhibiting bingeing behavior. It is significantly undertreated with no approved pharmacological therapies.
Patients receiving the naloxone nasal spray achieved the study's primary endpoint by exhibiting a statistically significant reduction in time spent per week binge eating compared to those patients who received a placebo nasal spray, reducing their bingeing by 125 minutes per week compared to 84 minutes per week for placebo-treated subjects (p=0.024).
The effect of the naloxone nasal spray was especially pronounced when comparing the baseline bingeing with the level of bingeing during the last week of treatment, with the patients receiving naloxone reducing their bingeing by 158 minutes per week compared to 101 minutes per week for placebo-treated subjects (p=0.018) during this period. Overall, 81% of patients completed the entire six-month study with no statistically significant difference in dropout rates between the placebo and the treatment groups and without any Serious Adverse Events (SAE) reported during the trial.
|SOURCE Lightlake Therapeutics Inc.|
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